Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!”38Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. 39David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before.“I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again. 40He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.1 Samuel 17:37-40
It is when I try to adopt the tactics of another that I fail. David volunteered to fight Goliath but when Saul offered his armor as protection, David was wise enough to say, “This isn’t me!” He took what he knew and slayed the giant. He was prepared exactly right for the task in front of him.
Are you looking around, thinking you aren’t enough because you don’t have what someone else has? Do you disqualify yourself before you even get started? Go with what you have and let God take care of the rest. He has equipped you with exactly what you need and it is enough!
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