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Be Confident in Who You Are
He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine. 1 Samuel 17:40, NLT
When David went out to face Goliath, he didn’t have any protective armor, and his only weapon was his slingshot. King Saul had good intentions when he tried to get David to wear his armor and use his sword. But Saul’s armor didn’t fit David, and it would have weighed him down and hindered him. That’s because what God has given other people is not going to work for you. Don’t try to be like somebody else. “I wish I had their talent, their looks, their personality.” What they have wasn’t designed for you. You are unique. You are one of a kind. The Creator of the universe has custom-made you. Nobody has what you have.
You have to be confident in who God made you to be. You’re the right size. You have the right looks. You have the right personality and gifts. You have exactly what you need for where you are. However insignificant your sling and five stones may seem, they’re more than enough for a Goliath.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that just as David did not need Saul’s armor, I don’t need to try to be like anyone else. Thank You that no one else has exactly what You’ve given me, and it fits me perfectly. I believe that in You I have everything I need for where I am today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.