Defeat Your Giant In 15 Seconds - Outline

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John 8:44 NLT

“For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

1.         Proper Motivation.

1 Samuel 17:24 KJV

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

1 Samuel 17:25 KJV

“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 Samuel 17:26 KJV

“. . .who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

2.         Right Weapon.

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

1 Samuel 17:38-39 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.”

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.”

3.         Faith To Win.

1 Samuel 17:32-37 NLT

“Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”

33 “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.”

34 But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, 35 I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. 36 I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! 37 The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!”

Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!”

4.         God First.

1 Corinthians 15:57 AMP

“But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Proverbs 3:6 TLB

“In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.”  

Psalm 90:17 NLT

“And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”

Acts 13:22 AMP

“And when He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king: of him He testified and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.’”

5.         Don’t worry about what others say.

1 Samuel 17:28 CEV

“David's oldest brother Eliab heard him talking with the soldiers. Eliab was angry at him and said, "What are you doing here, anyway? Who's taking care of that little flock of sheep out in the desert? You spoiled brat! You came here just to watch the fighting, didn't you?"

1 Samuel 17:28 KJV

“And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?”

1 Samuel 17:29 MSG

“Ignoring his brother, he turned to someone else, asked the same question, and got the same answer as before.”

6.         Run Toward Your Giant.

1 Samuel 17:48-49 AMP

“When the Philistine came forward to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the PhilistineDavid put his hand into his bag and took out a stone and slung it, and it struck the Philistine, sinking into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.”

1 Samuel 17:45 KJV

“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”

1 Samuel 17:46 KJV

“This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”

1 Samuel 17:47 KJV

“And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.”

Zechariah 4:6 KJV

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

7.         Finish Off The Job.

1 Samuel 17:49 AMP

“David put his hand into his bag and took out a stone and slung it, and it struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone penetrated his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.”

“So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck down the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand.”

1 Samuel 17:51-52 AMP

“So he ran and stood over the Philistine, grasped his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their [mighty] champion was dead, they fled. 52 The men of Israel and Judah stood with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance to the valley and the gates of Ekron. And the [fatally] wounded Philistines fell along the way to Shaaraim, even as far as Gath and Ekron.”

Philippians 1:6 NLT

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

2 Timothy 4:7 AMP

“I have fought the good (worthy, honorable, and noble) fight, I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith.”