My daughter and I were texting this morning and out of my fingertips came these words, “Everyone needs to face their giant.”
I’ve had a few giants in my lifetime and I know you have too, if you’re human! Life is chock-full of hard things. Sometimes, hard people.
Many years ago I had a few Goliath’s to defeat. People who had deeply hurt me. I got out my
slingshot and 5 smooth stones! Translate: notecards and pen!
I was very specific with my words – I did not beat around the bush. I described the pain they had caused me and I told them that I had forgiven them.
Every note was different and intentional. I sealed the envelopes, placed a postage stamp, and mailed. As I dropped those cards into the receptacle I prayed and asked the Lord to heal my heart in order for me to move on. The grace was there for me.
God is quite amazing. When we walk in obedience – doing those things He impresses upon us to do – He will extend the grace to us to do it. He will never ask us to be mean or seek vengeance – THAT isn’t His M.O.
Every note I wrote was specific and written in the most un-hurtful way possible.
That simple exercise – that simple act of obedience – set me free.
When David went out and slayed Goliath? He did what he normally did to remove an attack. This time the attacker just happened to be a mighty giant – yet David used the tools God had granted him grace to use.
My slingshot was my pen – filled with grace and wisdom from my good, good Father. So, perhaps this Christmas season the greatest gift you can give someone is forgiveness. Funny thing is – the giver is always the most blessed!
Go slay some giants and feel the freedom!