Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12
Everyone is familiar with the story of David, with a sling and a stone, slew Goliath, a 9 foot plus giant Philistine warrior. But have you ever wondered why David succeeded while the others in the army of Israel did not even dare to face Goliath? David’s secret was that he was only conscious of victory and not defeat, because he knew a God who had rescued him time and again.
You can almost hear him saying, “One day, I was taking care of my sheep when a lion came and took one of them. I was not willing to settle for that. I went after the lion, caught it by its beard and killed it. The Lord delivered me from the lion. On another occasion, a bear came and took a lamb from the flock. I went after the bear and killed it. So the Lord delivered me from the bear also. This same God, who delivered me from the paws of the lion and bear, will also deliver me from this Philistine”(1 Samuel 17:34-37).
Notice David was conscious of what God had done for him. He knew that God was for him, loved him, favored him and would give him victory again. Friends, you can also remind yourself that the same God, who did tremendous things for you in the past, will do the same for you again.
We need to think and be like David, who was conscious only of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Don’t be like the army of Israel. The men were conscious of the negative words of Goliath. I believe that they must have talked about his threats, repeating his words to one another, and as a result, filled their hearts with fear (1 Samuel 17:11, 24).
Friends, don’t feed on the negative words of man or the devil. It will only cause you to be anxious and fearful. Feed on God’s Word by reading the Bible and listening to messages about who you are in Christ and what He has done for you. Encourage yourself with God’s Word until you are full of the Spirit and consciousness of God, so that you might know the things that have been freely given to you by God. Hallelujah, you are an OVERCOMER.