I read a blog post today by author Sally Clarkson. It encouraged me.
She discussed the need for us to accept our God given limitations and flourish within them. The well-known story of David and Goliath was a great illustration. King Saul offered David his amour to go out to battle against the giant but he turned it down.
And this is what David said, “I cannot go in these because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream and put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag, and with his sling, approached the Philistine, and defeated him.
I love and admire David’s confidence. He just took off what felt cumbersome and uneasy, even though others suggested it would be best. I want to follow his lead. I want to rest in the things God has given me, accept the things that He has not and get busy capitalizing on the time, talents, resources and gifts that I have – however limited they may be.
Did you get a chance to read the Jewelry Box article that I posted for January? It seems to capture the same sentiments that Sally was trying to get across. Since February is closing in fast and I’m about to write something new, I thought it’d be neat to discuss this theme with you. So, when you get a chance, glance at this article, a reminder that you have everything you need with the resources that God has given you. Then let me know how you’ve seen this to be true in your own life.