<<larger than normal people>>

Goliath is the most notable example in the Bible though the spies also detected some on their reconnaissance of the Promised Land (Num 13:33).

The term is also used figuratively. Giants are situations that in the natural are seemingly insurmountable because they appear bigger than they actually are, and unless dealt with, will hold us in defeat. What stands in my way, provoking feelings of helplessness and defeat, trying to prevent me reaching my potential in Christ? Whatever it is, it is

   I will get my eye off my giant                    and onto our mighty God

vulnerable, and in faith conquerable for everything must bow before God (Rom 14:11). On our own we are no match for these giants, so look beyond yourself. Do not focus your attention on what is against you, look at who is for you and the victory achievable in Christ for “Greater is He that is in us, than what would come against us” (Rom 8:31,37; 1 Jn 4:4). Don’t you want to be an over-comer? David confronted the enemy’s giant, Goliath, saying, “I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty” (1 Sam 17:45). Remember David had been growing in his giant slaying ability by ‘practicing’ killing a lion and bear (1 Sam 17:34-37). How are the giants defeated? “It’s not by [human] might or power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty (Zech 4:6). Co-operate with Him to see victory that can only be attributed to Him (1 Sam 17:47). Size doesn’t matter to God – it was only a small stone that felled Goliath! 

See also: challenges, Goliath, Jesus/name of, perspective, victory, weapons.

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