I'm reading a fantastic book right now, Home Run by Kevin Myers and John Maxwell. In this book Kevin points out that after David defeats Goliath scripture does not record David mentioning this victory. He wasn't going around reminding others and himself of what he had done.
I've never noticed that point until I read that in this book. If David had chosen to make this defeat the great success of his life he would have peaked out at seventeen and missed out on so much more.
Sit with me for a moment and think about that from your life's perspective, while I look at my life. Are we laying down what we know and learning new things so we are equipped and ready for what God has planned for us to do in the future? Or are we content being consumed by the "greats" of our past that we are unwilling to lay down what we know for the unknown? David had mastered the skill of the slingshot on the field guarding his father's sheep, he proved that skill in his battle with Goliath. But he was going to have to lay down the sling in order to learn to use the sword in the battles he'd face as king. This is profound!
I know I have had many conversations peppered with words consumed with the past. Today I am willingly, not begrudgingly, laying down what I've done, where I've been, and what I know; to chase after the dreams God has placed within me, and to pick up the tools I have yet to master, in order to accomplish what He has set ahead of me.
Are you willing to do the same?
Life Is Beautiful!