SCRIPTURE: “And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” – 1 Samuel 17:26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To function like others is to end like others. To make a difference, you must be different.
From our anchor scripture, we see that Goliath that King Saul and his experienced war generals feared to confront was ‘yeyerised’ (messed up) by a boy called David. That is, he dared what others feared. Everyone avoided Goliath like a plague, nobody wanted to dare him, but David ran into what others ran from; he tackled Goliath and his level changed.
Beloved, every Goliath is a strategy, positioned to shift you to your next level. To function like others, is to end like others. To make a difference, you must be different. If your destiny must be outstanding, doing what others avoid must be your secret. The difference between the destiny of David and that of his brothers was like heaven and earth.
In Russell Conwell’s book titled ‘Acres of Diamond’, a man sold his farmland in search of gold during the days of the American gold rush. And he spent all the money without getting any gold. The person who bought the farmland later discovered gold, pearl and diamond on the same land. The truth is, that man may not forgive himself for life. Many people today are looking elsewhere for what is not missing.
My counsel is, do what others avoid and you will achieve what others cannot achieve.
Remember this: To function like others is to end like others. To make a difference, you must be different.
1. Make up your mind to do what others avoid even when it is not convenient.
2. Never join the crowd to the wrong direction.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: WORKPLACE AND CAREER WISDOM (PART 2)
PRAYER: LORD, I receive Your help to do what others avoid, I make demands on Your grace O LORD not to flow with the crowd so I will not be lost in the crowd in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Genesis 35:1–36:43, Matthew 12:1-21, Psalm 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21–26
QUOTE: You will not be rewarded by how similar you are to people.
You will be rewarded by how unique you are as a person. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP
by Dr Paul Enenche.
PROPHETIC PARENTAL BLESSING: By the apostolic mantle of fire on my life, I decree that every god and altar responsible for the calamity of your family is roasted today by fire in Jesus Name. – Dr Paul Enenche