I Quit—Being False To Who I Am
SERIES: I Quit – Putting an End to Self-Sabotaging Behavior
1 Samuel 17:26-40 GNV
26 David asked the men who were near him, “What will the man get who
kills this Philistine and frees Israel from this disgrace? After all,
who is this heathen Philistine to defy the army of the living God?”
27 They told him what would be done for the man who killed Goliath.
28 Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard David talking to the men. He
became angry with David and said, “What are you doing here? Who is
taking care of those sheep of yours out there in the wilderness? You
smart aleck, you! You just came to watch the fighting!”
29 “Now what have I done?” David asked. “Can’t I even ask a question?”
30 He turned to another man and asked him the same question, and
every time he asked, he got the same answer.
31 Some men heard what David had said, and they told Saul, who sent for him.
32 David said to Saul, “Your Majesty, no one should be afraid of this
Philistine! I will go and fight him.”
33 “No,” answered Saul. “How could you fight him? You’re just a boy,
and he has been a soldier all his life!”
34 “Your Majesty,” David said, “I take care of my father’s sheep. Any
time a lion or a bear carries off a lamb,
35 I go after it, attack it, and rescue the lamb. And if the lion or
bear turns on me, I grab it by the throat and beat it to death.
36 I have killed lions and bears, and I will do the same to this
heathen Philistine, who has defied the army of the living God.
37 The Lord has saved me from lions and bears; he will save me from
this Philistine.” “All right,” Saul answered. “Go, and the Lord be
38 He gave his own armor to David for him to wear: a bronze helmet,
which he put on David’s head, and a coat of armor.
39 David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor and tried to walk, but
he couldn’t, because he wasn’t used to wearing them. “I can’t fight
with all this,” he said to Saul. “I’m not used to it.” So he took it
40 He took his shepherd’s stick and then picked up five smooth stones
from the stream and put them in his bag. With his sling ready, he went
out to meet Goliath.
You were not created by God to:
CONFORM, COMPARE, COMPETE, COMPROMISE.
Instead you were created to CONTRIBUTE.
I. The same word for crisis in the Chinese language is
also the word for OPPORTUNITY.
II. Know who to FIGHT and who to LEAVE alone (vs. 28-29)
Never allow folk who have never done anything to be your DICTIONARY.
1 Samuel 3:15 GNV – Samuel stayed in bed until morning; then he got up
and opened the doors of the house of the Lord. He was afraid to tell
Eli about the vision.
God is equipping you when it seems like God has ABANDONED you!
You will either be a SECOND rate version of someone else or you will
be a FIRST rate version of yourself.
III. What you think is your weakness is really your DISGUISED STRENGTH