Your Imperfection Never Cancels the Order for You’re Defining Moments

Defining moments are game-changers

Thomas E. McDaniels
Nov 6 · 5 min read

The story of David and Goliath is a classic.

The story portrays a defining moment in the life of David, the son of Jesse.

David and Goliath is a pro-typical narrative of good versus evil that has stood the test of time. It never gets old. It front-loads the climax of many of the great films of our time.

Underdogs and heroes grasp our hearts because that perfectly defines us in every circumstance.

David, the shepherd boy, becomes a hero in one defining moment.

You know the story. David is a teenager who serves God and has the courage to dive into a hand to hand combat with a warrior named Goliath.

Goliath is a trained soldier and a man that stands 9’ 9" tall. That is taller than Shaquille O’Neal. The once star center for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The teenager, David, was likely about 5’ in stature.

But remember dynamite comes in small packages.

How does David have the confidence to take on this giant?

Notice the game-changer. The Spirit of the Lord came upon David.

The truth is Goliath never had a chance.

Your giants don’t have a chance either. If God is with you, who can be against you?

Our challengers look bigger than our ability.

Sickness, disease, poverty, and loneliness are all gigantic. There are more. Depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, and job pressures all loom larger than life.

Let’s look a little deeper

  • He took the challenge head-on
  • His self-talk was empowering
  • He ran at his enemy
  • David had faith that God was with him

The just shall live by faith. How? By faith. David killed Goliath by faith. David has faith in the God he worships.

David did not possess the knowledge, talent or ability to defeat Goliath. All the odds were against him. Including the weapons he chose.

David used unconventional weapons

Unconventional but effective.

First, a slingshot and then a sword. Like David, you’re underrated, but it never means you cannot win. Especially if God is on your side. And He is.

After David knocked the giant down, he took the sword of Goliath and killed him with his own sword. Then it happened.


A defining moment. David’s life changes forever. God has defining moments scheduled for you.

Some things are irreversible

The choices we make at certain intersections will define the circumstances that follow. When David killed Goliath, it was a moment that forever formed the way people saw David.

Let’s look a little closer.

How ready are you for a God-ordained change? David’s entire life and lifestyle changed in an instant. The victory over Goliath thrust David into the limelight and a life that he never imagined.

David is now a national hero.

So how did David handle fame?

Search your own heart

David’s priority is to examine his own heart. David invites Jonathan to speak into his life. David not only wants God to search him he also invites Jonathon to examine his personal life. David tells Jonathon to end his life if he has done anything worth death.

WOW! Let’s take that as full disclosure. God desires full commitment regardless of the challenge.

David reveals his total commitment to the Lord repeatedly.

David asks God to search his heart.

David became the King of Israel. He was not perfect.

Like us, David sinned and failed God frequently. And yet, God called David a man after his heart.

David possessed no outward signs of greatness. He failed God many times.

He committed adultery and murder.

God used David despite his sins and failures and He wants to use you.

Defining moments are never determined by your perfection, but by God’s choice.

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