Monday, April 02, 2007

David Vs The Giant

The migration of my work from marketing real estate developments to sales & marketing took longer than I had planned for. Many asked me why I choose to do so as I am quite comfortable managing my team for project launches. Flexible working hours are good, as my younger sister requires medical consultation from time to time. She was to be admitted to hospital on the 30th of March for further medical examination, she refused, as she had an important interview for her gifted program...

Finally she managed to 'bargain' for a day care medical examination with consent of my mum. It is almost 2 years, yet there are no full diagnosis regarding her medical issue. Medical specialists were consulted from top of her head to the bottom of her toe, frustrating isn't it? I am not against doctors, in fact, I learn to pray to our Daddy in Heaven to anoint the doctor with wisdom for a clear diagnosis before we visit the medical consultants. This is indeed a year of new beginning with me especially with the change of career path & I can do all things in Christ, believing Him for His favors & blessings...

I felt like David, facing the Giant, the Goliath! Our Goliath doesn't carry sword of shield; he brandishes blades of unemployment, abandonment, sexual abuse, or depression. Our giant doesn't pace up & down the hills of Elah; he prances through our office, our bedroom, our classroom. He brings bills you can't pay, grades you can't make, people you can't please, whiskey you can't resist, pornography we can't refuse, a career we can't escape, a past we can't shake & a future we can't face...

David said to the philistine, "You come to me with a sword, as spear, & a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts. The God of armies of Israel, whom you have taunted." 1 Sam 17:45 [NASB] "...& that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver us by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord's & He will give you into our hand." 1 Sam 17:47 [NASB] Notice in the scripture, David said that he come against the enemy in the name of the Lord. He further to declare, "For the battle is the Lord's...

What a spirit of David we should adore! He came against them in the name of the Lord & boldly, he declared the battle is the Lord's. Don't let our circumstances, people, or emotion to dictate us! You might say that David knew how to get a head of his giant. When was the last time you did the same? How long since we ran toward our challenge? We tend to retreat, duck behind a desk or work or crawl into a nightclub of distraction or a bed of forbidden love. For a moment, a day, we feel safe, insulated, anesthetized, but the work runs out, the liquor wears off, or the lover leaves, & we hear Goliath again...

Try a new track! Rush to our giant with a God-saturated soul. Giant of divorce, you aren't entering my home! Gaint of depression? It may take a lifetime, but you won't conquer me. Giant of alcohol, bigotry, child abuse, insecurity...you're going down. How long since you loaded your sling & took a swing at our giant? Giants. We must face them. Yet we need not face them alone. Focus first, & most on God.

Do we ponder God's grace four times as we ponder our guilt? Is our list of blessing four times as thick as our mental file or dread? Are we four times as likely to describe the strength of God as we are the demands of our day? Focus on giants - We stumble. Focus on God - our giants tumble. Lift your eyes, giants-slayer. The God who made a miracle out of David stands ready to make one out of you...

Inspired by:

Max Lucado

29 comments:

belle said...

Hi.U have not reply me for quite a while.Guess u hv been bz wif wrk?Juz read yr blog.It was good and encouraging.Hope yr relationship with yr bro and sis are closer now...hope to hear frm u soon.

jel said...

Hi bro.
good to hear from ya,

hope you and your family are safe and well!

blessings

huggs

Kitty Cheng said...

Such an encouragement and insightful post brother Godwyn! Yes we all have to face our giants who seem to be big like Goliath all the time, but it's so true that when we focus on God, our giants tumble!

Trust that God will continue to bless you, guide you and watch over you as your work in sales & marketing!

Darren said...

Bro,

Really encouraging reading your blog. Am sure this small little creature that we faced each day will face their even bigger Giant who is our awesome LORD, Jesus. Jesus said He will not leave or forsake us... I believe. I believe He presence alone will make our enemy strumble...

Let's focus on His finished work and call upon ourselves as victorious!

God always bless...

Darren

audrey` said...

Blessed Easter, brother Godwyn =)

Live, Love, Laugh said...

awesome post, we all need to be giant killers, instead of the giant killing us. As always you have been a tool of the Holy Spirit in my life, a source of encouragement and a joy to my soul. I just wish you had more time to post more because I so enjoy coming here to listen to the Lord as He uses you in your blogging.

Anonymous said...

hey, bro. thanks for praying. happy easter! thanks for encouraging me. really, that was uplifting.

jel said...

Happy Easter!

hope it was anyway!



huggs!

audrey` said...

Happy Birthday, brother Godwyn =)

cybeRanger said...

Happy belated birthday.
May the Lord continue to prosper you for His glory.

jel said...

was your bday yesterday!

sorry i missed it!


hope it was a good day!

hugggs

lori said...

Amen to your wonderful post! Giving it all over to our Daddy in heaven is what we are to do. You sure have a great understanding of the scriptures.

I sure will be in prayer for your family, the Doctor's and for you my dear brother in Christ.

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Sister Belle,

Sorry I been really busy with work. All is good for me as our Lord is always faithful, thank you for your concern!

The remaining time I have, I will spend quiet time with the Lord, feeding on His words & blog whenever I can.

Have a good weekend ahead:=) The Lord is always with you in whatever you do!

Godwyn Lim said...

*Hugs*

Sister Janice, thanks for visiting. My family is good & my sister is getting better this week.

All is in His hands, stand in prayers with me:=) Surely the Lord will deliver my family & myself out of any adversity as the Lord we serve is a Great God! Amen?!

Shalom~

Godwyn Lim said...

Amen sister Kitty!

Thank you for your kind compliments. Praise the Lord for His wisdom & feeding of words from Max Lucado & Pastor Prince:=)

Awesome things are happening in my work for sales! I will share for my next entry!

Meantime, May the Lord Bless & Keep you, He is always there for you especially when the 'Giants' appear, focus on Him our giants surely Tumble! Amen?!

Godwyn Lim said...

Brother Darren,

It's so exciting to hear your comments! I agree fully with you as the scripture says, Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today & Forever!

He will never leave us nor forsake us! We are so Blessed to have our Heavenly Daddy always being the beloved to Him:=)

The light of the World will shine in all you pursue as Jesus is our Beacon in our life. Amen?!

Shalom~

Godwyn Lim said...

Happy Belated Easter Sister Audrey!

I'm sure you had a great Easter! I was still working on Easter Day, miss an awesome service, just have to get the CD this coming Sunday to listen to the words!

I had a great easter with the Lord's Blessing will share in my coming post!

Have a great weekend with His Blessing:=)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Dana!!!

You are such a great encouragement for me to blog! I'm uplifted by your kind comments for every entries I blog!

I will pen down my next entry soon & I have some great testimonies to share, so excited to do that! Work is tedious, most of the time, I can't wait to get home & rest. I try to feed on His words daily before I rest to blog:=)

I will love to blog full time, praying & believing it will happen one fine day...

Give all the Glory & Praise to Jesus as I can never think of a king who will die for our sins to redeem our salvation!

Your Blog has awesome testimonies & I love to read them! God Bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister PIA,

Happy Belated Easter! I trust that the Lord had blessed you richly for this Easter:=)

It's my great joy to encourage you with His words! Just like many a time, you left great comments on my blog to encourage me:=)

You are a dear beloved dotter of our Daddy in Heaven, always expect the best as He delivers us from every trials & tribulations, the battle belonged to the Lord, Amen?!

We just be Still knowing Jesus is our Lord...

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice,

I spent my Easter working but I had a great day, will share it with the next entry!

Thank you for your blessing, yup 9th of April was my birthday! It's never too late for any Blessing.

I'm still waiting for the day for you to bake me my favourite cheese cake when I visit you:=)

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey Sister Audrey,

I think you got my Birthday from friendster right?:p

Thank you for being so kind to remember my birthday! I was working as usual but had a great dinner with my Godpa!

Nothing fancy & not looking forward to my birthday as every year I'm getting older but I believe the Lord daily renews our youth like the eagle!

Shalom~

Godwyn Lim said...

Brother Cyberanger,

Thank you! Like I said, it's never too late for any Blessing:=)

Your Blog is highly informative, just to let you know I do surf your blog from time to time when I blog!

The Lord is always Faithful & Kind Amen?!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Lori,

It's such a great joy to have you with your constant prayers!

Thank you for standing with me to pray especially for my sister to recover & I know she is healed in name above all name, Christ Jesus!

It's not about me, all about Him as We can't stop praising such a good God we have! Jesus...Jesus

Live, Love, Laugh said...

hey i just stopped in to say hello and to see if you posted. You will be in my prayers tonight. God bless.

lori said...

I just stopped by to say "HI". Don't work to hard Brother.

jel said...

FLYBY HUGGING :)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Dana,

I'm so blessed by your prayers! I just posted my new entry:-) Just want to share the words with you!

Have a Bless week ahead!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Lori,

Thank your for your kind concern:-) I'm am resting in the finished work of Jesus!

I will constantly remind myself to rest as I am bless by many like you in my life:-)

May the Lord Keep & Bless You & Your Family always!

P:S I have just uploaded my new entry:=)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice,

Thank you for your fly by Hugs* All the way from US to Singapore!

I have just uploaded my new entry, sharing testimonies of the Good work of our Faithful God!

God Bless!