TOPIC: Goals and Skill
"Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone,
he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead.
The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell
facedown on the ground" - 1 Samuel 17:49.
David had foreseen the event described in this verse and it played out just as he had said. Yet this goal's end was not just a random act, but made possible in part by David's skill with the slingshot. The point is that goals are not just wishful thinking, but based on the reality of who you are and what God has gifted you to do. What goals have you set that are based on the skills you have? Are you setting goals to do new things with the experience you have gathered? What big goal do you need to set and verbalize but are afraid to do so?
Lord, I love the account of David and Goliath but I am hesitant to act like David, mostly out of fear. Yet you have given me skills and gifts, and I have some wonderful testimonies of what You have done in my life. Help me to set some goals that will allow me to use all those things for You!