Underdog or Under God?

by Robert Rizzo | Twitter, Facebook,

Today I was reading the story about David and Goliath. I love this story. Maybe it is because I love underdog stories, as I am sure many of you do too. I get excited when I hear about someone who accomplished something that seemed impossible. Most of us are familiar with the story of the little train that could.

I think I can,
I think I can
I think I can.

David demonstrated some classic characteristics of an underdog that was determined to accomplish his dreams. I like to say he was an underdog under God.

As the story goes, his father told him to take some food to his brothers who were on Israel’s frontline fighting in the War on Terror at that time. The terror being the Phillistines and one in particular named Goliath.

Goliath was a mammoth of a man who looked bad and probably smelled worse. He had been a soldier all of his life and he loved to taunt the Israelites. Every time he did the the Israelites would get together around the water cooler and talk about how bad the war was going, how nothing would ever change, and the futility of even thinking they could ever overcome their adversary.

David shows up with a bunch of happy meals just as the Israelites head out to face off with the Phillistines, and as soon as Goliath shows up they start to run away. But not David. He is an underdog Under God

Almost as if ignoring Goliath, he starts asking the Israelites what the king would do for someone if they took care of the giant problem.

Rule #1 – Keep your eye on your dream, not on your problem. David ignored what he saw and heard that tried to convince him not to fight the giant.

Rule #2 – Be confident that you have what it takes

Rule #3 – Remember that God is on your side

Rule #4 – Speak to the problem, not with the problem

Rule #5 – Run toward your problem, not away from your problem

Rule #6 – Let other people sing your praises, don’t get prideful just because you kill one giant.

When pursuing your dream you will encounter opposition. I know in my life just having enough time is often my biggest challenge. Which I will talk about in another post about finding balance in life.

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Robert is the founder of RobertRizzo.com | Mediocrity-Free Living. He is passionate about helping people discover the rewards of daily giving.

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