Monday, December 11, 2017
Past Achievements Versus Present Challenges
I have a question to answer here:
-Telling your past achievements in your present challenges, is there anything wrong with it?
Answer: As I've read those passages above, especially in verses 34-37 that say:
I can say that there's nothing wrong with it. David himself, when questioned about his ability to fight Goliath, he mentioned his past achievements to take care of his present challenge.
Application: People may sometimes not understand us by telling our past achievements to take care of our present challenges but that is something biblical. It's not about bragging or something. It just means that we know ourselves more than they know us. It also means that those past achievements are our point of reference that we can face our present challenges because if God has helped us in the past, then He will help us in our present and in our future.
Yes, the Bible also tells that we need to forget the past and strain toward what is ahead but I believe this story of David was recorded in order for us to remember that we can look at our past achievements not to stop from there but to make that as an inspiration that we can face new challenges in life because God has helped us achieved in the past and if He can do it in the past, he can also help us do it in our present.It may be a different situation or challenge but it has something to do with the courage inside that is brought about by our past achievements and of course, the trust in the Lord that He can help us in our present and in our future.
That is why, when i tell about my past achievements in life, i don't look at it as bragging about myself, i look at it as a point of my reference that God will help me in my present and future challenges because
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