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Session 25

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

Read: 1 Samuel 17:38-58

Did you know that you are the owner of a unique tool belt? It might not be an actual tool belt, but God has given each of us a unique set of gifts and abilities to do what He has called us to do. 

Sometimes God calls us to do big things, just like He called David to slay Goliath. Your big thing probably is not slaying a giant. But, it might be a big project at work, a hard class in school, or having a hard conversation and working on a relationship that needs healing. While God never promises that those things will be easy, He does promise us He has equipped us for those battles.

God never promises things will be easy, but He always equips us for the battles.

After David tries on the King’s armor, he wisely realizes he has to be who God has made him to be and use what God has given him to use. He was not a trained soldier, but a shepherd. He wasn't skilled in sword fighting, but he was lethal with a sling and a stone. 

David defeated Goliath by trusting in the Lord and being true to who he was. Whatever giants you’re facing today, know that, just like David, God has already given you everything you need to win.

Reflect:

  • Have you ever felt unprepared for a battle you were facing?
  • Is there anything you are facing right now that you can ask God to give you peace about how He has prepared you?
  • What are some of the unique tools God has put in your tool belt? How can you use them to face your battle?

1

When hope seems unattainable

When hope seems unattainable

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2

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

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3

Miracles are more than moments

Miracles are more than moments

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4

But God, I don’t want to

But God, I don’t want to

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5

Only God can judge me

Only God can judge me

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6

How do I know if God’s calling me?

How do I know if God’s calling me?

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7

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

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8

Kill your idol, before it kills you

Kill your idol, before it kills you

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9

Repentance is more than being sorry

Repentance is more than being sorry

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10

How to walk forward in faith

How to walk forward in faith

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11

Do you blend in?

Do you blend in?

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12

Coincidence? I think not.

Coincidence? I think not.

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13

You can be forever changed

You can be forever changed

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14

When what god asks feels impossible

When what god asks feels impossible

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15

Not all anger is sinful

Not all anger is sinful

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16

It’s not too late to change

It’s not too late to change

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17

When impatience wins

When impatience wins

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18

Who can you count on?

Who can you count on?

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19

Bite your tongue

Bite your tongue

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20

“But God, what if I did this?”

“But God, what if I did this?”

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21

No more excuses

No more excuses

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22

You can’t unsee this

You can’t unsee this

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23

I don’t want to be here anymore

I don’t want to be here anymore

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24

The long road to an overnight success

The long road to an overnight success

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25

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

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26

The danger of jealousy

The danger of jealousy

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27

Why do my motives even matter?

Why do my motives even matter?

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28

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

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29

How to choose between competing loyalties

How to choose between competing loyalties

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30

How to have joy in hard times

How to have joy in hard times

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31

I never thought I’d do that

I never thought I’d do that

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32

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

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33

When you want revenge

When you want revenge

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34

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

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35

When revenge kills

When revenge kills

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36

How to prevent regret

How to prevent regret

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37

Between a rock and a hard place?

Between a rock and a hard place?

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38

How to get your next big thing

How to get your next big thing

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39

What happens when your plans fall apart?

What happens when your plans fall apart?

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40

Who to blame when things go wrong

Who to blame when things go wrong

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41

Disobedience always has consequences

Disobedience always has consequences

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