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“As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.” (1 Samuel 17:48, NLT)

This one simple scripture can be the difference between spiritual life and death. The enemy likes to attempt to cripple us by using fear. We tend to treat the tactics of the enemy as bigger than the promises of God. It’s time for some of you to surprise the enemy and run towards the enemy.

David didn’t fear the potential consequences. In the natural, he didn’t stand a chance at defeating this giant. A boy, with 5 stones was going to defeat this trained soldier, a giant, name Goliath. I’m sure he may have had some thoughts of doubt run through his mind but he didn’t let that stop him. Perhaps if he stopped to think about his disadvantages it may have crippled him in fear. However, he didn’t let his mind overtake him because he knew he had the ability to defeat the giant.

Do things in your life look bigger than anything you can defeat? Are you crippled with fear because you sit and think about all the things that create doubt? Are the things you’re facing make you feel like a boy with 5 stones going out to face a giant? It’s time to run toward the enemy. Don’t stand and take it any longer. As your Goliath moves closer to attack, quickly run out to meet him!

Run towards your enemy!

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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