David had options of weapons to use in the battle against Goliath.  He had the spear, the sword, the staff and the sling. He weighed all the options and went for the sling and stone. Here’s why….

1 Chro 12:1-2
Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war. 2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul’s brethren of Benjamin.

Judges 20:16
Out of all these people were seven hundred choice left-handed men; each one could sling stones at [a target no wider than] a hair and not miss. (AMP)

All of these men learnt their skills and perfected it by practice. David took a look at Goliath and saw the opening in his armour – right on the forehead. He was not taking a guess. He knew he could hit at that very spot without missing. He had that much confidence in his ability. Guys, this was not just a case of the Holy Spirit helping him. (I am not downplaying the impact of the Holy Spirit in this encounter, God forbid). 

But through intense daily practice, David was so confident  that he picked only 5 stones. He knew even if Goliath is moving he will not take more than five shots to get into his skull and kill him. Even if he reduced the slit to just the size of a hair strand – David can hit it point blank. 

Are you that confident with your skills?

When the king gave him the most expensive armour and sword in the country, he turned it down because in his words – “I am not used to these” or simply put, “I have not practiced with them” You don’t go to the warfront to practice you go to manifest what you have practiced.

You don’t get into the examination hall to practice. You go in there to pass or fail. Period.

Choristers are usually used to gauge the strength of a church because of all the departments they are usually the ones that put in the most time and effort. So choirs are simply the best departments in most churches even if they hardly get the credit. When you see a choir that hasn’t got its act together you wonder what the other departments will look like.

How much practice are you putting into your dream? How much time are you putting into your project. The Holy Spirit will not do somethings for you. You have to get up and study and practice and trust God to do His bit.
May this new week bring you an opportunity to shine, and may that shinning bring you to a whole new level of celebration.

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