(1Sam. 17:38-39) “And Saul armed David with his armour…And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.”
King Saul put his armor on young David before David went out to face Goliath. The problem was, king Saul’s armor was too big for him to wear. David refused them and said, “I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them.”
Here are three things to do when your armor doesn’t fit.
𝟭) 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗭𝗘 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗜𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦.
David was just a runt of a boy. He wasn’t big and tall like the other soldiers, so it took some humility to admit that Saul’s armor was too big for him. Many believers have been defeated by the enemy because they did not realize their own limitations. Don’t try to measure up to someone else; they are not your standard, Jesus is!
𝟮) 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗠𝗢𝗥 𝗚𝗢𝗗 𝗛𝗔𝗦 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨
David couldn’t fight with Saul’s armor, but oh what he could do with a simple rock in a sling! David had learned to rely on the tools God had given him, because he had proven them.
No two people in the world alike. We look different, we talk different, we each have our own unique abilities and disabilities. Don’t worry if you can’t do what someone else can do. God did not create you to be just like them. God wants you to serve Him with the gifts, talents, and abilities He gave to YOU. Stop trying to wear someone else’s armor.
𝟯) 𝗗𝗢𝗡’𝗧 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗘𝗟𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗥𝗠𝗢𝗥.
You cannot wear someone else’s armor, so stop expecting everyone else to wear YOUR armor. Don’t judge the effectiveness of another man’s life or ministry based on the armor God has given to YOU.
The happiest person is the one who has learned to be who God made them to be…nothing more and nothing less. If the armor you are wearing doesn’t fit, GOOD! That means you need to start wearing the armor God made especially for you!