“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 (NKJV)
As David approached to fight Goliath, he had obstacles just to get to the battle (I Sam. 17:28-33). First, his older brother accused him of being prideful and selfish. Next, his fellow soldiers discouraged him from fighting. Lastly, the king at that time (Saul) told David that he was unable to fight the giant. He did not think David had the talent to beat such a mighty warrior. Despite this discouragement, David went forward to fight Goliath. God gave him the victory.
Last time, we discussed that David had a Word from God that he would one day be king. This means David’s fight against Goliath was already won. However, the path to his destiny went through the fight with Goliath; the giant was merely a roadblock.
In this example, what was the battle? The battle was not the fight with Goliath. He had already won that battle. He had a Word from God. The real battle was this: would David be discouraged from going forward into the victory that was already promised him? He had to persevere despite opposition from family, friends, and the highest ruler in the land. He had to break through the obstacles to arrive at the place of victory. The king at that time did not think David had the talent. Praise God, talent did not matter; David had the anointing.
You have a divine destiny in Christ. It may be teaching, preaching, prophesying, intercession, administration, writing, singing, creative arts, drama, setting up tables and organizing meetings, or any other kind of service to God. You already have the victory to arrive at your calling. Your giant is already slain. As Paul wrote, you are “…more than a conqueror” (Romans 8). The test is this: When satan or other people question your anointing, calling, and divine destiny, will you keep going forward? Will you shrink back when you face resistance? Will something hold you back from using the anointing already poured out on your life? The anointing becomes activated when you act.
Paul wrote, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13). Christ fights for us and has already fought for us. The Lord asks us to stand. Don’t get ahead of Him and don’t shrink back.
We will finish this series next time!
Kelly McDonald, Jr.