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The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

The Comeback Kid: David the Underdog

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

1 Samuel 17:45-50 (NIV)

The term comeback kid means a person who repeatedly demonstrates the prosperity to overcome tragedy, and rebound to triumph and victory. Let’s look at our comeback kid, a young David. David was the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, He spent much of his boyhood tending his family’s flock. One day he was summoned from the fields by the prophet Samuel, who anointed him king of Israel while Saul was still king. When Israel came into conflict with the Philistines, David’s brothers went to fight for king Saul. We see David- the underdog traveling back and forth to the camp to bring his brothers food and supplies. But this kid was meant for so much more.

Everyone loves the underdog/comeback kid, from Rocky Balboa, in all the Rocky movies, to real life stories like, Schinder’s List and Hidden Figures. How about those amazing documentaries that take us on the personal journeys of agonies, defeat, and a will to overcome illness, addiction, and the homelessness of skid row. And  those we know personally who overcame many obstacles  of what seemed like impossible odds to reach their dreams: Things like: first to finish high school, college, buy a home, or start a business.

Whether you’ve had tons of victories in life, or very few, the bible says that if you are in Christ, you’re an over comer! What does it mean to be an over comer in the Bible? It’s is our faith in Christ to persevere through the obstacles. It’s about staying true to God, even when it’s not easy. When it gets hard.

Here are some thoughts to take with you as you face the giants in your life:

Start by show up, reaching further than you have, means doing things you’ve never done.

When things get hard, Don’t run away. Press on through.

Don’t let fear rob you of taking chances.

You don’t have time to get lost in what other people think.

Stay true to yourself, and use what works for you.

Understand the rewards of winning.

No time like the present. Start with where you are and with what you’ve got.

David chose five smooth stones. He did not choose someone else’s weapon, he chose what he knew would work for him. That knowledge though the power of God, empower him to defeat Goliath.

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.