Once you’ve identified the childhood giants that taunt you, it’s time to slay them.
How? There are three practices I’d like you to consider:
- Receive Your Anointing
If you want to slay your giants, the first step is to receive your anointing. You are gifted and called to serve God in your own unique way. So step into your greatness. Own it and claim your royal position. You’ll never be able to slay them with a single stone unless God is by your side. Once you accept your anointing, you’re fully equipped with God’s power through His Spirit and have everything you need to conquer and overcome.
Ask God: Have I fully received Your gifting(s) and anointing?
2. Question and Declare
When King David approached the battle lines, he heard the giant Philistine, Goliath, threaten the Israelites. David questioned, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26 [NIV]). The inquiry also made a declaration: I don’t care how tall he is; he’s no match for God.
King David asked other questions that made profound declarations. After his statement about the uncircumcised Philistine, Saul sent for David, who said, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go in and fight him” (I Samuel 17:32 [NIV]). Saul told David he couldn’t because he was just a boy and the Philistine was an experienced warrior. But David, in not so many words, asked Saul an important question. He said, “Why do you believe it is I that will fight Goliath?”
Do you know that you are not alone in the battle? God goes before you, behind you and protects you on all sides. You are not alone. He fights with you and for you.
Ask yourself: “Who is the uncircumcised darkness of _______ that defies the armies of the living God?
King David ran toward his opponent. This is how we need to combat the fear and opposition in our own lives—running forward with the faith of victory in our hearts. Don’t lose heart and run into the battle to slay your giants.
But remember, you have to sling your stone.
Most importantly, once you’ve killed the childhood giants within, quit dragging them along.
Where are you this very moment? Running away or running toward your giants?
What needs to die within so that new life can spring forth? And might you invite God in so He can help?