Anona United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Draw a Clear Picture of Your Giant - 1 Samuel 17:36


As we begin the story of David and Goliath the first stone is to “see your giant”. Size him up. Draw a clear picture. Separate fact from fiction. See the shot. We often make whatever is defeating us bigger than it is. Our fantasies about how awful our giant is are not accurate. Let’s stop, take a breath, focus and see our enemy for what it is not what we have built it up to be.


Know Yourself and Your Tools 1 Samuel 17:39-40



My grandfather was a big believer in sharp tools. He would often say the dangerous tools are the blunt and rusty ones. Blunt axes bounce. Ill kept handles break. Loose heads fling off hammers. As a little kid he taught me the use of tools saying, “think about your job, get your tools ready, then and only then begin.” 

Plan to Win

1 Samuel 17:45-47



There is a vast difference between a dream and a plan. A plan is “s.m.a.r.t.” A dream is a vague fantasy of what you want. Plans are specific measurable, achievable, relevant to your problem and contain a time line. A dream is a vague aching the heart. How do we turn our dreams into plans?

Train for Victory - 1 Samuel 17:34-37

Bob Rosen’s book that we covered in November defines “grounded” beginning with being at your “optimum performance level.” What are your weak areas? What needs work? What needs your attention? Training isn’t some general global thought. Good training focuses on your most weak aspects making them stronger.

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