David a young shepherd boy that attended his father's sheep became a mighty warrior in the field.
He refused to let any wild beast take one of his father's sheep. David proved loyalty to his father, that he could lead a multitude even though they were just sheep.
David had the heart and loyalty of a true servant. He won the heart of God singing Praise songs to God.
David never questioned how big his God was, he knew that it was God that protected him in the field, like any young warrior. David knew in his heart that he had God's favor. He had an intimate relationship with God and God him. God had given David so much favor and faith that he became unstoppable.
God looked proudly down on David like any father would. He'd watched him since he was planted in his mother's womb.
David was a warrior for God at heart. He wanted to live a life pleasing to God. He knew that God was as close to him as his shadow.
David over the years proved to God that he had the faith and ability to kill a lion and a bear. Then he proved he could kill a giant. God's heart rejoiced over how David believed.
I bet when David was standing their his legs weren't even shaking. He had built in confidence that he had achieved over the years. He knew, he was born to kill that giant. He wasn't afraid of size. He wasn't intimidated by how many the giant had killed. He knew his God was bigger than any giant. After all, God created everything in the heavens and earth.
David killed the giant with the first rock in his slingshot. He was the first one in history to make a hole in one.
But David didn't start out big. He started out small and progressed through faith knowing each time that he could face bigger challenges. And each time he was a conqueror, and each time his faith grew stronger and stronger until he became unstoppable.
And when he reached unstoppable God promoted a shepherd boy King.
Sometimes before there's a promotion, there's a revelation.
David's revelation was his faith was unstoppable.
1 Samuel 17:34 David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. 37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”
1 Samuel 17:40 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. 41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. 42 He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. 43 He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!” 45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him
David by faith took the challenge. He started out small and became a giant slayer.