Facing your giants. A ginormous statue of a giant with Helen from Helen's Journey Blog standing at the bottom

Facing Your Giants! How to be as confident & bold as David, in defeating your life’s Goliath.

Everyone has giants to face at different times in life, some bigger than others, but all give you the chance to prove to yourself just how strong you really are!

Today I visited ‘The Custard Factory’ a creative hub in the heart of England’s 2nd city of Birmingham, UK. If you watched the Commonwealth Games handover ceremony, you would have seen local filmmaker Daniel Alexander’s video introducing the world to Birmingham! It had a TV audience of up to one billion people from all around the world! I’m so proud to call it my hometown โค

(Click on the filmmakers name to go to his website, or the word ‘video’ to go and watch the video mentioned)

As I walked through ‘The Custard Factory’ with creative touches to decor all around me, I looked up and standing there looking down on all who pass by is this enormous statue of a giant, who appears like he has been made with chiseled rocks or out of a tree trunk.

Facing your giants. A ginormous statue of a giant with Helen from Helen's Journey Blog standing at the bottom

Yes if you look really close, that’s me, the tiny person at the bottom looking up at the giant that stood over me. ๐Ÿ“

Yes he is intimidating is size and also in appearance, as he looks likes sturdy solid rock. I certainly wasn’t afraid of him falling on top of me, he appeared far too strong and superior for that.

In my creative and imaginative mind, it reminded me straight away of the story of ‘David & Goliath’ which for those that don’t know is a Bible story, which like most has a ‘moral of the story’ meaning for Bible believers and non-believers alike = A universal lesson in winning improbable victories.

Click to read the story: 1 Samuel ‘David and Goliath

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It’s a story to give us courage when we are facing a scary giant in life. An account that speaks to our soul and reminds us how capable and strong we actually are!

For believers, a lesson in how victorious we can be when we align ourselves with what God wants us to do. Also, how in weakness we become strong through God’s Holy Spirit equipping us with exactly what sling and stone we need for the battle ahead…

Life lessons from ‘David & Goliath’ for FACING LIFE’S GIANTS:

โญ You are never too young to face your giants and defeat them – even if they are a trained destroyer, prepared for battle since birth like Goliath. Don’t let others limit you because they pass judgement on you being too young, just like Saul did to David:

โ€œAnd Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.โ€ 1 Samuel 17:33

โญ You don’t need matched experience, for when you have confidence in your given abilities and talents, you can face someone with a wealth of experience even if you are the underdog on paper.

โญ When the 9 foot 9 inches Goliath scares everyone else around you, don’t let their fear convince you that you must be afraid too. David held his own ground independently to all the others who were too afraid to.

โญ Even if no one else is willing to challenge the giant you still can. David had the confidence to challenge Goliath and win, when no one else did.

โญ You can perfect your skill using a sling and win – even if everyone else who thinks they are ‘above’ a simple shepherd, uses swords. Belief doesn’t have a hierarchy or class system, you either have enough belief to think you have a chance of winning or you don’t. You either think God will make it work out okay or you don’t believe he can.

โญ Even if the giant has protective armour all around it weighing at least 155 pounds like Goliath’s armour, that doesn’t mean you can not locate their weak spot and penetrate past their defences, just like David did to hit Goliath in just the right spot to knock him down to the floor defenseless.

โญ David and his stone in sling, were against a giant armed with a 6.5foot spear. He didn’t let the small resources he had in comparison, put him off the battle. Instead he made the most out of what he had.

โญ This is another way in which we can defeat some of the giants that overshadow our minds and thoughts – we need to be content in what we have in life and make the most out of them!

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How to be as confident & bold as David, in defeating your life’s Goliath:

Even if your giants taunt you as you face them, trying to make you feel inferior, just like Goliath did to David. Remember who you are and where your power lies (David was confident in his strength because he knew he had God on his side empowering him to win, even when all the odds were against him).

David was willing to step out in faith and face the giant, as he felt that it was what God called him to do and he wanted to show what God was capable of through his actions. He was confident not only facing him, but actually throwing the stone to defeat him.

We need this confidence in life so that when we are faced with life’s many giants, we are able to actually throw our stones and not be frozen still in fear!

For me personally it is a reminder that nothing is too big for God to help me through and to bring me to a place of victory on the other side. Maybe for you its a reminder of just how strong you really are, to have faced so many giants in your lifetime and have still found a way to be victorious in life? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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10 thoughts on “Facing Your Giants! How to be as confident & bold as David, in defeating your life’s Goliath.

  1. littleowlblogs says:

    I love how you used the sculpture of the giant in this post. I actually visited Birmingham on the weekend where they did the hand over! Lovely post – such a great read. Littleowlblogs.wordpress.com xx

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    • Helen's Journey says:

      Thank you, I just found the sculpture so inspiring – I love how objects can spark such reactions internally๐Ÿ‘Œ

      Oh Brill, I hope you had a fun time in the great city of Birmingham – I’m really looking forward to 2020 here! ๐Ÿ‘ Hopefully you can come back when the games is on here too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. tylerbelle says:

    I just read this bible story to my son this morning ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š it is such a great story and you explained it perfectly in this piece. It can be intimidating sometimes to face our fears and the things that are bigger than us. I love this story because it teaches my son he can do and be anything.

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    • Helen's Journey says:

      Hi Jessie,
      Right – we could have the stone in our hand for years but it won’t fulfill its roll until we have the courage to throw it & actually use it…

      Thanks for taking the time out to read and comment ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‚

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