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“Let not your heart be trodden down by anything. For though an enemy would desire to keep you disheartened in some things, I have caused a conquering spirit to rise from your heart, and you shall remove the head of discouragement this day!”
…But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (1 Samuel 30:6).
Have you ever wondered how most of us would have felt if we were truly in David’s shoes walking out to meet Goliath? We might have been like the rest of the crowd standing on the sidelines, probably thinking that little David was going to get whipped! I have always wondered if there had been even the tiniest bit of doubt trying to hit David’s mind to make him have second thoughts as he marched out toward the giant. Perhaps not, but I am sure David, human like all of us, had to overcome some discouraging thoughts. He actually did so one time later when he experienced a terrible invasion by the Amalekites, and all his family members were kidnapped. David wept until he had no more strength to cry (see 1 Sam. 30:4). Yet somewhere that same conquering spirit he once had against Goliath rose up in David. He kept His eyes on God and began to find encouragement once again.
Perhaps there is a “Goliath” or some “Amalekites” attempting to discourage some areas of your life. Get your eyes back on the Lord and expect Him to cause a conquering spirit to rise up inside you. Expect to overcome and remove the source of all discouragement today!
Father, I thank You that I have a conquering spirit. I make a choice to cast off the spirit of discouragement. Lord, help me see a new perspective, and I command every spirit of darkness that would try to dishearten me to leave! In Jesus’ Name, amen!
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