7 Keys To Defeating The Giants In Your Life - Outline

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1 Samuel 17:4

“And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.”

1 Samuel 17:5

“And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.”

1 Samuel 17:7

“And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.”

1 Samuel 17:24

“And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.”

1 Samuel 17:25

“And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.”

1.         Show up for the battle ready to fight.

First, sometimes you must take the fight to the enemy.

1 Samuel 17:34-35

“And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:  And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.”

Second, you have to expect the return of what belongs to you plus restitution.

Proverbs 6:31

“But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.”

Third, you must be ready for battle in season and out of season.

2 Timothy 4:2 AMP

“Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.”

2.         Don’t run from the battle.

1 Samuel 17:24

“And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.”

Psalm 118:6 MSG

“God's now at my side and I'm not afraid; who would dare lay a hand on me?”    

3.         Don’t be afraid.

Zephaniah 3:15 AMP

“[For then it will be that] the Lord has taken away the judgments against you; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, even the Lord [Himself], is in the midst of you; [and after He has come to you] you shall not experience or fear evil any more.”

“. . . be not afraid of him. . .”  2 Kings 1:15

“. . . be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee. . .”Deuteronomy 20:1

“. . . Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.”  2 Chronicles 20:15

“. . . Be not afraid, only believe.”  Mark 5:36

Hebrews 13:6 AMP

“So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?” 

4.         Don’t worry about what other people may think.

1 Samuel 17:28-30 NLT

“But when David’s oldest brother, Eliab, heard David talking to the men, he was angry. “What are you doing around here anyway?” he demanded. “What about those few sheep you’re supposed to be taking care of? I know about your pride and deceit. You just want to see the battle!”  “What have I done now?” David replied. “I was only asking a question!”

Colossians 3:23 AMP

“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men.”

5.         You choose the weapons.

First, get rid of anything that doesn’t work for you.

1 Samuel 17:38-40 CEV

“Saul had his own military clothes and armor put on David, and he gave David a bronze helmet to wear. David strapped on a sword and tried to walk around, but he was not used to wearing those things.  "I can't move with all this stuff on," David said. "I'm just not used to it."

Second, find something that will work for you.  Play to your strengths.

1 Samuel 17:40 CEV

“David took off the armor and picked up his shepherd's stick. He went out to a stream and picked up five smooth rocks and put them in his leather bag. Then with his sling in his hand, he went straight toward Goliath.”

Third, you have weapons that can defeat every foe.

2 Corinthians 10:4 AMP

“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.”

You have weapons at your disposal which are undefeatable in every battle you will ever face.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 MSG

“The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.”

6.         Understand the rewards of winning.

1 Samuel 17:25

“And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.”

First, the warrior who defeats Goliath will receive “great riches.”

Second, the warrior now victorious and wealthy will receive the hand of the King’s beautiful daughter in marriage.

Third, the victorious warrior will also have all their bills paid in full.

Isaiah 1:19 TLB

“If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey my instructions, then I will make you rich.”

7.         Do something with what’s in your hand.

2 Timothy 1:14 TLB

“Guard well the splendid, God-given ability you received as a gift from the Holy Spirit who lives within you.”

 

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