How Do You See Yourself?

In view of the giants in the land, the 10 leaders of the children of Israel saw themselves as grasshoppers. Here is something of interest. Isaiah 40:22-23 says, “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.”

What giants are you facing in your life? How do you see yourself in view of your giants of impossibilities? Nothing in our lives is a match for God. He is far above all things. In 2017 I had drawn my journaling for the day. At the time I was staying in my cousin’s trailer until the mold in my place could be remedied. I walked out to the dumpster and then came back. Somehow the door to the trailer was locked. No problem. He showed me where the key was hidden. It wasn’t there.

I faced a giant. I was locked out. It was cold. I was weak from the mold contamination. The office was closed for lunch. I slowly walked through the RV grounds looking for a person. The whole time I was quoting my journal, “You are Lord Of All. I saw someone and they came over to see if there was any way to get in. He let me use his cellphone to call my cousin. He came and let me in and brought the key that was supposed to be hidden.

I used Scripture that the Holy Spirit had given me that morning to decrease the size of my giant. David faced a formidable giant. How did he see himself? In 1 Samuel 17:37 he said, “…The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine…” Verse 45 David said to the giant, “…I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

The enemies’ taunts only fueled David’s desire to take out the one who was spouting lies. David fought with a tried and true weapon in his hand. We have the word of God that is like a sharp two-edged sword. Here is a scene I like to think about. The man who gathered the folks who went on the Mayflower faced a giant who was bent on killing him.

One day Brewster was walking into his cottage. An excellent swordsman was hiding inside. As Brewster came in the door, this man jumped out with his sword to kill Brewster. Brewster whipped out his sword and the battle began. Brewster eventually knocked the other’s sword out of his hand and stabbed him in the stomach and slid the sword up. The man only had time for a surprised look on his face and then he died and fell over. 

Do you see yourself as a victorious faith-filled warrior? We have an amazing weapon that can whack every giant in our life to death. Their lie-words will die in their mouth, like Brewster’s opponent died speechless. We need to strategically use God’s word as our mouth-sword. His words hidden in our heart can be whipped out through one thought. One! One thought of God’s truth, spoken from our mouth, will instantly fell the enemy’s lies! It will look like Psalm 18:42. Picture this in your mind as you read. It says, “Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like dirt in the streets.”

Our enemy is defeated. He knows that his time is short, so he is using other mouth-propaganda’s to disquiet God’s children. We must stand and keep on standing. Do not give in, but rise up and take the charge. We are to be His truth-bearers that defeat every lie before it can land. Let us lie in ambush through prayer. The enemy of our soul cannot combat God’s hidden word, nor God’s army on its knees. Let us be courageous and fight! 

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