Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:33-34
And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
Reflections: With a mere sling and a stone, David killed Goliath, the Philistine warring giant. He will always be remembered for this heroic but rare act. Before engaging in this fight, David was invited by King Saul for a discussion. Saul sought to dissuade him from confronting Goliath since he felt David would be putting himself in danger. David stood his ground by indicating to Saul that he had what it took to win the battle. He informed Saul of how he had successfully used his bear hands to wrestle with a bear and a lion who had preyed on his lambs. He reiterated that he did not just rescue the lambs but killed the predating animals in the process. By the narration of this experience, Saul had no choice than to allow David to take up the challenge of fighting Goliath. We can see from the narration that David among others exhibited the quality of confidence which enabled him to win the battle. He believed in himself and in his abilities. Confidence is self assurance. Without it, you can never make a headway in what you seek to achieve in life.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to maintain a confident attitude in life.
Confession: I maintain a confident attitude in life.