The story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel Chapter 17, reminds me of the importance of having a proper perspective. There is a little difference in most people, but that little difference can make a big difference. The power of a proper perspective has everything to do with my attitude toward God and especially is this true when we encounter a problem. It is worth noting Israel had a big army and a good legacy, and a great God, but Israel had one big problem. The problem had a name. Goliath, was the champion warrior who was over nine feet tall who publicly taunted the army of Israel. The problem was so intimidating that they didn’t want to face their problem, but if we try to ignore our problem, it usually just gets worse.
The proper perspective we need in life is faith in God and what a difference faith makes. When we rely on the power of God regardless of the problem we face, we have the right attitude. David puts a stone in his sling and lets it go and God guided that stone to a small opening in Goliath’s armor. The stone sinks into his forehead and Goliath falls in defeat. The Philistine army cannot believe what they are seeing. David’s faith made the difference. When we have a problem, we can either face it with fear or faith. How is your perspective?