Often times we expect God to bring our promises into fruition using the most extraordinary resources and in the most trendiest of ways. But our eyes are stuck in the culture of our world, and we forget that Jesus’ trade as a carpenter and His obedience to die a sinner’s death disappointed and confused even his closest of friends.
When David fought Goliath, God did not give him Saul’s sword (1 Sam. 17.39) or an iron spear like Goliath’s (1 Sam. 17.7). David took the lowliest of weapons, a sling, and found rocks on the ground. David knew that the battle would not be won by manmade devices because only God would claim the victory. David overcame his enemy with a child’s toy and the mighty hand of God.
God uses the mundane and trivial to confound the world (1 Cor. 1.27). He can turn an old man into a father of nations (Abraham), a jailbird into a prime minister (Joseph), a shepherd into a king (David), a farmer into a prophet (Elisha), a fisherman into a church leader (Peter) and a murderer into an apostle (Paul). God does not need the wonders of this world to fulfill is purposes because He alone is the author of wonder.
Don’t run away from the lowly. God will use your normal to claim His victory. Closeness to God is all you need to walk in His promises. Forget about the swords of all the King Sauls and the spears of all the Goliaths of this world. Cling to your sling, pick up what is around you and give it all you’ve got! God will shine His glory in your belief alone.
“So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him” (1 Samuel 17.50 NIV).