Spiritual Giants

I, luckily, am blessed to be around many men and women that are what I consider to be spiritual giants. They are people in my life that I can lean on and that send me to seek God’s word and to lean into Him when I am troubled or going through a difficult season. They are on fire for our King and you look at them and think…I want that, I want what they have! Some are people that have been mentors in my life and in my walk with Christ, but some I have had only brief encounters with, but I am forever changed by their wisdom.

A few days ago, some friends and I were talking about these spiritual giants in our lives.  I would love to be that sound in my faith and that unabashedly unashamed in my witness for Christ that others look at me and think that is what they want.  But I know my weaknesses and I know the many times that I have failed daily as a mother, as a wife, as a friend and most importantly as a follower of Christ.  I don’t want to be that false spiritual giant that we can often present ourselves to be to others, especially those of us that were raised in the church.  We know what to say and when to say it.  We portray of ourselves in one way, but does the picture we show others match the heart and soul inside the vessel?  I know mine doesn’t always, and more importantly so does God.  I do try daily to be the woman of God that he calls me to be, but so many times I fall short.  I have to pray for God to make me more like Christ, to die to myself to bring Glory to God.  Luke 9:23 tells us, “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

I want to be a spiritual warrior, a giant.  I want to slay my weaknesses in my life with just one stone, as David did against Goliath.  He was brave and KNEW God would meet him in battle that day, for God’s glory and not his own.  This is the spiritual giant I long to be.  A few years ago a Facebook quote was floating around that said, “When I wake up I want Satan to say, “oh no, she’s up!” Not exactly in those words, but those of you who saw the post will get the gist.  Tomorrow when my feet hit the floor, Satan will say that about me, because God will meet me here and empower me to slay my giants.  I can start this day becoming the spiritual giant God has called me to be, I know I can because IKnowHIM.

Be bold, Be brave, Be blessed,