Greatness Looks Fearless

Was David afraid when he ran out to meet Goliath? I don’t know. The Biblical text doesn’t tell us. What it DOES show is a confident young man who gathered the information he needed and confidently “took care of business”. David was secure in his faith and his purpose. He was resolved that what he was about to do HAD to be done.

Isn’t it inspiring to think that you could be this resolved and this fearless about something? That there is some purpose that only you can fulfill, or that only you are WILLING to fulfill? It’s powerful!

The challenge in front of David was a man. While, yes, he happened to be a giant, he was still just a man. In David’s mind, he had taken on equal challenges and prevailed. To him, killing a a bear and a lion while protecting his flock was more than adequate preparation for what he was about to do. Even more, David knew that his faith in God’s ability to protect him was rock solid.

So have you ever read the text that describes the battle that is about to happen? I encourage you to do so. Right before the actual battle takes place, Goliath does some trash talking. He had been doing this to intimidate the Israelite army up until then. Now this teenager steps up to fight him and he is furious. David answers him in a very powerful way that clearly demonstrates why he was destined for greatness.

  • He was resolute.
  • He knew he was right.
  • He was confident in his ability.
  • He could see the outcome before it happened.
  • He knew that God went before him and also had his back.

It was all over in seconds. David had a pouch full of ammo that he picked up on the way to the front line. As soon as David called out the Giant and told him what was about to happen, he literally ran toward the action. Before Goliath had time to draw his sword, a stone from David’s sling had smashed through the front of his head. Since David didn’t have his own sword, he used Goliath’s to “make things permanent.”

This is a powerful story of how Greatness is Fearless, and I hope it gives you courage. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be this committed to something? To focus on a purpose that has so much value that you are willing to risk everything?

Remember that David did all of this as a teen. He was this committed. He was this skilled. He was this confident, and he was this responsible before he hit his twenties. The potential is also there for you.

I hope that your demonstration of greatness doesn’t come in the form of hand to hand combat. What I do hope is that you are growing your own sense of purpose and resolve. It could be in a variety of areas. Perhaps it is an ideal that you are committed to. Maybe it’s a new direction for your life. Maybe it’s a business you would like to start. It could be a tough decision that you have to make.

Be certain of this. You were made for a purpose. Take the time to discover what it is. Pursue your interests and passions. Get the advice of people you trust. Avoid the haters. Perfect your skills. Do something that matters! Start today!

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About The Author

Duane Rockensock

Duane (Rocky) Rockensock is a husband, a dad, and the National Reconditioning Manager for AmeriGas Propane. Since he was a teenager, Duane has loved hearing the stories of how people have started creative businesses or found ways to use their talents to accomplish amazing things. For that reason he started this blog to encourage teens and adults to find their purpose and to provide the tools and resources to make that happen!