“Don’t worry about a thing,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight this Philistine!” “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There is no way you can go against this Philistine. You are only a boy, and he has been in the army since he was a boy!” But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and take the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! (1 Sam 17:32-36 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, there are people who will tell me why I cannot do something You have enabled and impassioned me to do. Those willing to encourage me are far less in number but much more significant. Help me find them and avoid the discouragers. I CAN and WILL do what You have purposed for me to do—lions, bears, Philistines, or negative people notwithstanding! I will do it because You have empowered me and enabled me—and I can do anything through You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.