Vision Needs Momentum

This morning, Anneka and I studied David and Goliath.  If you don't know the story, you can read about it here.

This event in Israel's history is full of wonderful bits of wisdom.  But one of the most important is about momentum.

If you have a vision for your life, family, business or adventure you know that it will never become a reality unless you have the energy (momentum) to get there.  Just like the vision for the church I pastor, without momentum, it will never be realized.

Don't allow others to determine who you are.   
When David arrived and inquired about what was happening (Goliaths challenge to Israel) his brothers told him that he was a brat and to get out of the way.  I have pastored FFWC for 21 years now.  In that time I have had some people try to tell me what kind of Pastor I should be and what kind of church FFWC should be.  If I had listened to them, we wouldn't even be here now.  If you want momentum, know who you are in Christ and what your purpose is within His plan.

Size doesn't matter 
David didn't have a problem facing Goliath because he knew that size doesn't matter.  If he could kill a bear and a lion, this guy wasn't going to be a problem.  David's God was bigger than Goliath.  If you want momentum in your life, make God bigger than your needs.

Use what you have
5 smooth stones.  What are you going to do with 5 rocks?  Little is much in the hands of God.  If you say that you don't have enough, then you don't.  If you want momentum, then give what you have to God and say, with God all things are possible.

Set an achievable goal and go for it. 
What is achievable for you may intimidate someone else.  David knew that he was going to hit his mark while everyone else doubted him.  If you want momentum to start small and work your way up.  On this day David killed one giant.  Later in life, he was credited with defeating thousands of his enemies.

Is this about fear or faith? 
Goliath had intimidated the army of Israel into their caves.  Then a visitor for the day walks onto the battlefield with faith.  Fear keeps you as far away as possible from momentum.  You cannot build momentum with fear.

Go big or go home.  
You will generate big momentum when you take significant risks.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, just like David help me to find the momentum I need to live for you.  AMEN