This topic reminds me of one story in The Bible- The story of David and Goliath.
I’d like you to have a pictorial representation of this somewhere in your heart.
There was Goliath, a tall and huge man. He was over 9 ft tall. His bronze coat alone weighed 125 pounds. He walked with so much noise that I cannot imagine. He carried a bronze javelin, etc. Noise everywhere.
The Devil is a noise maker as well and all his attributes are noisy. Fear is noisy, oppression is noisy, depression is noisy, you can keep naming them.
The noise maker, Goliath, was to battle with the Israelites. Let’s read this verse below
Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites. “Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down here and fight me!
1 Samuel 17:8 NLT
People who make noise are people who rely on their own strength. Let’s stop talking about him now.
Let’s move to the opponents- The Israelites. Oh no! They saw Goliath and they gave up on winning instantly. Words of discouragement here and there, “I heard he has never lost any battle, a man said”. “He’s been fighting for many years now, said another”. The backlash of words went round the entire team and they came to one conclusion. We have lost the battle, our enemies came prepared.
How disappointing is it to know that some of us are like this. We’ve not even engaged in the war but in our minds, we have concluded that we’ve lost the battle. We’ve fallen down to many times to rise up. Oh no!
Be like David, the man who neglected the noise. He knew he was small, yes he did. He also knew that he is not a noise maker. The one who trusts God is not a noise maker. Those who acknowledge Him do not make noise. They simply sit down and when He says go, they move. When He says stop, they stop. That’s the wisest thing to do. It’s a wise thing to lean on Someone whose foolishness is wiser than the wisdom of the wisest man. How do I know that? My Bible tells me so.
David, on getting to the battle ground.
The Israelites soldiers:
“Have you seen the giant?” the men asked. “He comes out each day to defy Israel. The king has offered a huge reward to anyone who kills him. He will give that man one of his daughters for a wife, and the man’s entire family will be exempted from paying taxes!”
1 Samuel 17:25 NLT
David wasn’t blind. He saw the giant but he knew the Creator of the giant. He didn’t forget his position as a son of God.
David decided to fight with Goliath since the rest of the army were oppressed. Saul, the king, gave him an armour but hey, it wasn’t necessary, he was already putting on the whole armour of the Lord. *Speaks in tongues*.
David neglected the noise from the naysayers and he won the battle.
To win any battle, you have to neglect the noise. The noise brings confusion and reduces convictions. The noise makes you question your why. “Why did I begin this journey?”, “Do I worth being here?”. It’s all noise.
Your victory is on the other side of leaning on God, fixing your gaze entirely on Him. In His arms are peace. God doesn’t make noise. He does things in the most ridiculous way. That’s a King yeah.
I choose to neglect the noise at all times. I choose to trust God at all times. I don’t know about you.
Thank you for reading.
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