There are competitions everywhere in the world today. Just about everything you want to achieve you will face some kind of competitions. Big achievement, big competitions, little achievement, not necesarily little competitions.
How many times do we enter into a competition feeling like enter into a battle field?
And how many times do we look like David, when we first feel called to enter in? We're facing a giant, that looks huge, with all the equipment, all the weapons that's needed, And, with the crowd! And there are voices speaking in our ears, look at you, you look so naive and rediculous, you don't have the right garment, you don't have the right weapon, you don't have the crowd, even your own families wouldn't give you much notice. Who are you? your just a little boy, who do you think you are? to fight that giant? forget about it.
But what DID David have? God.
He had a relationship with God when he was alone pastoring the sheep, and he had a few little stones picked from a stream. He knew who God is and what He can do.
And that's all enough!
Do we have a relationship with God? Are we bold enough to look at our competitors, and look at God, and decide who's bigger? Do we have the guts to step out and fight?
Sometimes all we're looking at is our natural ability, our experience, education, look, talent, skills and other people's judgements. It's so easy for us to focus on our inadequacies rather than relying on God.
Most of the time in the competitions or battle fields, the biggest enemy is not our competitors; it's the fear.
1John4:18 There's no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.