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 face down on the ground" - 1 Samuel 17:49.
David had foreseen and predicted the event described in this verse and it played out just as he had said. Yet this goal's fulfillment was not just a random act, but made possible in part by David's skill with the slingshot for men skilled with the sling could bring down a flying bird fifty yards away. 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. You then add faith to that mix and set out to do something that is just beyond your reach but still based on what you have done in the past. 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?
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. I will now set some goals that will allow me to use all those things for You. Goliath, you are coming down!