Run To It!
I Samuel 17 gives the account of David slaying Goliath. For the sake of space, I will not include the scripture passage in its entirety, but I would encourage you to read it for yourself.
The Philistines were arrayed in battle against the armies of Israel and they had put Goliath forth as their champion, challenging the Israelites to send a man to fight him. It was a winner take all situation, as the losing nation would become slaves to the winner.
Every day Goliath would stand and challenge the men of Israel, including their king, Saul. And every day the men of Israel would cower in fear. One day, David was sent by his father to take food to three of his older brothers who were in Saul's army. While there, he heard the challenge of Goliath.
I Samuel 17: 23-26 (KJV):
And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel. 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?
Goliath was approximately 9 feet tall, but David did not look at his size. Instead, he became indignant that a man with no covenant with God (uncircumcised) would dare to insult the armies of the one true God. As the story goes, David presents himself to fight the giant.
Goliath steps into the valley to meet his challenger and sees young David. He scorns David's ability and threatens that he will kill him. See David's response in verses 45-48.
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
First, David spoke words of faith. He told Goliath what he intended the outcome to be. Then he hastened, or ran, toward him. He did not cautiously approach him. He ran toward his opposition. And, if you read on, you'll see that David killed Goliath with one small stone.
We are to be like David. We are to run at our challenges, our obstacles, and our opposition. We have a covenant with the living God and our enemy does not. Speak the Word. Proclaim to the devil what the outcome will be. Remind him how he has already been defeated by Jesus.
Therefore, the enemy named sickness cannot prevail. The enemy called lack and poverty cannot win. The enemy named fear and oppression has already lost. In Jesus, we have already won. So, don't fear your enemy. He doesn't stand a chance. Advance to the battle line. Run to it! Victory is ours!!!