Vital Signs - Sunday, March 1, 2020

How you approach your obstacle is as important as your weapon. David did not run away in fear. He did not say, “I am not qualified for this fight.” He did not say, “I am too young,” or “I can’t do this without help.”

David ran toward Goliath to meet him at the battle line. David was so clear about his plan that he even told Goliath exactly what he was about to do.

“This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.””

‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭17:46-47‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

When David faced Goliath, he made a point to shut him down. That is how you approach the enemy. You don’t face the enemy with your doubts and fears; you approach him knowing you do not have to be afraid because the battle is the Lord’s.

Your approach is important because it will either give your enemy the upper hand or surprise him. I don’t believe Goliath expected David to run at him, but David did run. David ran toward the obstacle in his way, and that is the best way to fight.

“So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.”

‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭17:48‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Don’t back away from the fight. If you think your strategy isn’t working, change your approach. If you’ve been praying and there has been no change, start fasting too. If you have been declaring victory and the situation seems to be getting worse, begin to decree God’s Word. Change your approach, but don’t run away in fear. No one ever got the victory by walking in fear. Approach the fight knowing the victory belongs to you.

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