How many of you face invisible giants on a daily basis?
I’m guessing a lot of you. Here are a few examples of what I mean by “invisible giants”: stress at home, a persecutor, a financial worry, loneliness, an addiction…
Here’s a helpful word from Max Lucado: “Focus on giants you stumble. Focus on God your giants tumble.”*
In other words, if you only think about your problems, you’re only going to see your problems. They’ll start to take over your mind. But if you focus your thoughts more consistently on God, your problems won’t take over your mind to the same degree because you’ll be increasingly knowledgeable and confident that God is bigger than they are.
Consider David’s prayer in 1 Chronicles 29:11: “Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.”
Ain’t no giant bigger than that!
What do you spend time thinking about? Giant Number 1? What about Giant Number 2? Perhaps both of them getting together and stomping on your heart? If you’re not proactive about fixing your mind on God, your invisible giants will swoop into the void and have a heyday.
“Focus on giants you stumble. Focus on God your giants tumble.”
By Matthew Ruttan
–“Race and the Kingdom of God.” That’s what I’m teaching about this coming Sunday, September 6. You can join in here at 10:01am.
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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.
–* Max Lucado, The Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life (originally from Facing Your Giants) (Thomas Nelson: Nashville, 2011), 312.