They're wanting to get you.
Them Giants are hunting.
They're planning to eat you.
Them Giants are drooling.
They're grasping you tight.
Them Giants are chomping.
They're munching your bones!
And yes, it is a bit silly but it so so so fits what I'm studying these days.
The above study is what I'm working with part of the time. I've had it for a while but never really got into it until yesterday.
"These four (giants) were born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants."
2 Samuel 21:22
The giants in our lives will multiply if we don't take defeat them.
Giants in your life may not appear as giants, but they are giants if you are focusing on them rather than God.
Some of the giants in our lives might have been present in our lives since before we were born. If this is the case we might not even notice them.
They are "how things are."
They are "just the way life is."
If you think this way about anything in your life, it might be a giant in disguise. I've got a few I just noticed. One of them is all the repairs and tasks that need doing on our place and on our house. It is overwhelming. And I look at it all and think it can't be done or I stress about it or I want to nag my husband to get some of it done....on and on and on I went. It was a giant dragging me by the nose. It drug me through the mud. It drug me through the muck. It covered me in filth and peace was nowhere to be found.
And then I saw it yesterday, saw it for what it was -- a nasty man-eating giant that came to destroy my days.
There might be a giant in your life that has been part of your family's history for generations. Just because no one has taken him on for centuries doesn't mean you can't.
Max Lucado writes, "David did what no one before him had even attempted."
In many families there is an atmosphere of lack. The families have always struggled with having enough. They've allowed this and its damaging mentality to dictate what they do and how they live in life. Children have grown up around this mentality so much that that is how life is supposed to be in their minds.
This is a giant, a giant of lack.
Now, I'm not saying God is going to make us all millionaires. He isn't. He needs people in every area of life.
But no matter how much or how little we have in way of material possessions and finances, it shouldn't define us. It shouldn't stop us from doing what we know we need to do for the Lord. When we let our circumstances limit God in our lives, then those circumstances have become more powerful than God for us.
Think about it. Ask God to show you the giants in your life that have been so good at being invisible.
And once you know what they are, start swinging that spiritual sword. It will slice right through them, absolutely destroy them forever.