“David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. So David said to Saul, ‘I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them’” (1 Samuel 17:39).

Being something you’re not is awkward, cumbersome, and will eventually trip you up. While Saul could think only in terms of conventional warfare, armor, and swords, David was secure enough in his faith, and comfortable enough in his own skin, to go forth into battle an unconventional way–with a stick, a sling, a few stones, and the confidence that God would deliver. Being a new creation in Christ Jesus means we can embrace the uniqueness of our distinctive gifts and personalities to face any giant that seeks to put fear in our hearts.

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