1 Sam 17:38-40 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armour on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. I cannot go in these, he said to Saul, because I am not used to them. So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
You have got to have your own faith.
You have got to have your own overcomingness.
You cant do things based on your pastors faith, or your youth pastors faith, or your mum and dads faith. Its got to fit for you.
You’ve got to have your own strategy and your own relationship with God and your own understanding of faith and who God is and who He has made you to be and called you to be. You can’t live off someone elses giftings or annointings.
You’ve got to know on the inside who God is and who He has called you to be and what He is doing in and through your life.
Saul’s armour didn’t fit David, so David took it off. Saul wasn’t even prepared to wear his own armour to fight Goliath!
It is YOUR faith that will bring the victory in YOUR life. That is why overcoming doubt is so important because it is YOUR faith that opens doors and breakthrough and sees the cool stuff God has planned done.
Part of wearing your own armour is reconciling that you are who you are. You are uniquely made. Uniquely gifted.
Sauls armour fit Saul. It wasn’t crafted to fit David.
To be successful in battle you have to have protection that fits you. Too bulky and you’re weighed down. Too small and you’re left exposed. David understood that he had to fight Goliath as DAVID, not as a wannabe Saul.
Today take off any amour that isnt crafted for you. Replace it with your own faith and your own style and strategy?
How has God uniquely wired you for your life?