Sometimes, we face huge giants along the way. Giants that we are so afraid to face. Giants we would want to run away from by any means.
But most of the time, we don`t run away from them. We don`t want to look like a coward. We go to battle. The commander calls our name. We stand up from the bleachers. Move forward to the battlefield. And then fear creeps in. We swallow hard. With trembling knees, we turn towards our commander to ask “And now what?What am I gonna do next. What am I doing here?!!!”
Many times I have felt the same way. I wouldn`t have made the phone call if my sister didn`t insist. Wouldn`t have gone to work for a design project if my Mom didn`t push me. The truth is, I really wanted to fight and win the battle. I even go to the battle field (Yeah, even with much pushing needed). Once there, I would not back off. But the problem comes when I would have to fight the giant head on. Giants are too big for me. Too scary. Too strong. There`s no way I could win even if I give all the strength I`ve got.
But the thing is, the real problem is with my perspective, with our perspective. Giants may look huge and sturdy from our vantage point. But from God`s? They`re nothing but little microscopic organisms that can`t even be seen with the naked eye. He could strike them out in any moment, right in front of our eyes.
Ok. So if He`s so much bigger and powerful, why does He allow giants in the first place?
God allows giants to come our way so we could bring glory to His name. And so we would know that the God we serve is a God who protects, saves, loves, and stands for us.
In Bruce Wilkinson`s The Dream Giver, he listed verses which has the same recurring themes. Take notice of what`s common in all these:
“Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out.”1
“That you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.”2
“That my Name will be declared in all the earth.”3
“That you may tell in the hearing of your son`s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt…that you may know that I am the Lord.”4
“That all the peoples of the Lord may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty.”5
God uses our giants to display His glory.
He uses our giants in life to show us that He will never leave us alone.
He will always pull us through.
He will never desert us.
He will never leave us broken and beaten.
But He will rescue us.
He will fight for us.
He will raise a standard.
His glory will be raised.
His Name will be praised.
So don`t be afraid of your giants.
Get up. Go to the battle field and reach for your stone.
1 Exodus 6:7
2 Exodus 9:14
3 Exodus 9:16
4 Exodus 10:2
5 Joshua 4:24