In the epic story of David and Goliath, there is a very important lesson for every child of God to learn and live by. The lesson is that what makes everyone else fearful and afraid, doesn’t have to effect you the same way. David teaches us that fear should stop here, with you and me. It should not transfer from us to those around us. While the hearts of the men in Israel’s army melted at the presence of Goliath, and fear was passed from one man to the next like a viral disease, hear what David said,
“Then David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” I Samuel 17:32
While fear spread through Israel’s ranks for 40 straight days, when fear came to David, it didn’t phase him nor pass through him. Goliath was a monster of a man, but David knew about the greatness of the living God. David’s courage was not out of ignorance or self-determined arrogance, but it was out of complete reliance on the power and presence of Almighty God. When you know God is with you, you have the power to stop fear in its tracks. When you walk with God in a daily walk and experience Him in your life, you are much more able to keep your focus on God when fear comes knocking.
This may be exactly what you need in your life right now, to declare in faith and by the power of God, “Fear stops here!” It should, you don’t have to receive it or spread it no matter what the source of that fear happens to be. This only happens when you keep your focus on who God is, just like David did. This only happens when you right-size what is coming against you with the living God who walks with you. Fear stops here for those who are anointed by God to live different and to believe different than the rest of the world. That means you believe God can win any battle and stop any opponent. David believed God could stop Goliath because he had already experienced God in his encounters with the lion and the bear. God is ready to be victorious in your life if you will keep your focus on Him and keep believing in Him. Don’t transfer fear onto those around you, but transfer courage and faith in the living God.