“And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. . . And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.”
I Samuel 17:38-39b
As soon as David said he would fight Goliath, there were those who wanted to tell him HOW.
You will never lack for people who have an opinion on how you should live your life; but no matter how well intentioned they are and how good their advice is, YOU cannot walk in THEIR shoes. Nor can you live by THEIR faith. God’s supernatural answers will come by faith. . . YOUR faith!
Even if you have only a slingshot’s worth of faith, God wants to work in you. He wants your faith to GROW. Faith grows through use and exercise.
Your faith is PROVEN through experience. David had “proved” his slingshot on the lion and the bear. . . God empowered it to work on the giant.
You may think you have a SMALL amount of faith, but remember. . . you have a BIG GOD! Pray your own prayer, make your own confession, reach for your own armor, take on that “shield of faith”(Ephesians 6:16), and God will empower it!
“Omnipotent Father, I know You have a suit of armor tailor-made for me. I will put on the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, and then trust Your power to overcome giants. Amen.”