Pick a Weapon

Unfortunately, even for people of faith, we don’t get to escape life without a fight of some kind. For my wife and years ago, we experienced something that it took us never years to be able to pen in the Baby Steps book. For some believers, their battle is marital discord, for some, it is a wayward child, for others it is a loved one battling abuse, for yet another, it may be a toxic, work environment. Whatever your battle is, don’t run from it. Just go ahead and pick a weapon. Now, the trick in picking a weapon is that it has to be something that you know how to use. There is no need in bringing a bow and arrow to a street fight if you have never had an archery class, the same way you would not bring a sword to fight someone you knew was carrying a shotgun.

No. You must pick a weapon to bring to the battle you are facing that you know will help you win. For David, it was a slingshot and 5 smooth stones. He used one of the most unlikely weapons to defeat a giant, but David chose a weapon that he was familiar with and in the end that is all that mattered.

Now, I am not sure what you are facing. I don’t know if you are fighting for your life in a hospital bed, or if you are struggling to put your life back together after a fire or a hurricane, but one thing I can tell you is that your faith is one of the best weapons you will ever have. I suggest you get familiar it, because the more you use, the sharper and more intense it becomes. Every time you win a battle, your faith increases and becomes more powerful, because your faith it actually established through the fight. No matter what comes your way, use your faith to face your giant.

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