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  1. 1. Facing the Giants Facing the Giants Contact me at: kanikira1@gmail.com 2
  2. 2. Facing the Giants 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. You have to face the giants in the life’s journey. You cannot escape the giant. When we look in the time of Israel we see that the giants lived in the land and now we see no more giants living on the earth. But now we have to face the giants in our lives internally and not externally. When the people of Israel entered the land of kadesh and were about to enter the Promised Land 12 spies went to survey the land and 10 spies said “NO” and 2 spies said “YES”. The question is do you want to be with the majority or with the “TWO” which means in our lives “GOD and You” and that means “JESUS and You” and you really don’t need the 10. You just need God and yourself to face the giants and nothing else. The 10 spies said we can’t enter the land. It is impossible and if we enter they will destroy us but the 2 spies said with God we can. What ever may be your struggles, difficulties you can overcome them and that is what the Word of God teaches us. 3
  3. 3. Facing the Giants The difference between the 10 and the 2 was that everyone saw the same things. Like wise every person see the same things in life many times but the difference is what you see from your heart. The thing which matters is what you see internally i.e what you see from your heart which means seeing god in that situation. The 10 saw God in the light of their circumstances and the 2 saw circumstances with the light of God. This is what we need to do because we will always face giants. There is no way of escaping them. Many times we face giants and turn away from them and run away. We see ourselves very small and the giants so big. Many times we want to run away from our giants in our life. But the only difference between success and failure is the attitude towards it. Our attitude at the beginning of a task affects its outcome more than anything else. Our attitude can turn problems into blessings. Our attitude is not automatically good even though we believe in God. Our wrong attitudes have to be corrected and changed in the process of our life. To really face the giants our attitude has to be developed as we look to God. So when facing giants it is God and yourself. 4
  4. 4. Facing the Giants Facing the GIANTS while learning from the ANTS We need to learn from the ants as we face our Giants. In a beautiful way King Solomon gave instructions and related these truths from the way ants do from Proverbs 6: 6-8 Ants have no commander, ruler, overseer, supervisor to give instructions as to what they should do which means all by yourself. You don’t need anybody else. You just need God and yourself. Proverbs 6: 6-8 6. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. You know what to do and when. It is beautiful to see the ants how they gather the food they need. If any ant finds any food they inform other ants and together they carry it into the small hole. God gave them wisdom and knowledge. 5
  5. 5. Facing the Giants 1. Facing the GIANTS of a fall or failure with a Purpose To begin with for some Giants can be to be in time to a place or office etc, For some it is their Health, for some it is their finances, for some it is obeying God or witnessing for Christ, for some it is praying in a congregation etc but all these have to be faced with a purpose. It says that the book is not yet complete with people who face the giants. RH Maise one of the biggest chain of stores in America. They failed seven times before the store was a big hit in New York. English Novelist John Greece got 733 rejections slips before publishing 554 books. Beethoven a violinist handled the violin in a wrong way and preferred to play his own compositions instead of improving his skills. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer yet he became one of the best composers. Walt Disney was fired by a news paper editor for lack of ideas. He went bankrupt several times before he built the Disney land. 6
  6. 6. Facing the Giants You cannot make an excuse to face the giant but it is a reality to face with a purpose. If you don’t face it, it brings disaster. The giants are there and God is not going to chase them away from you but you have to face the giants and he will give you the grace and ability to face them if you are in his will. The important thing in the midst of all these to understand the reality as you face you failure with a purpose. The reality is that we fail many times and every one of fail an to face the reason of the failure. 7
  7. 7. Facing the Giants 2. Face the reason for the fall or failure We see that failure is temporary and that we may ultimately be successful. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 says these are momentary troubles. The reason for failure or facing the giants may seem a failure because of the following 1. Secret of Self: We have too many secrets and that’s why we fail many times. They are our distractions, desires, selfish motives etc. 2. Strategy of Satan: Satan is a devouring lion. He seeks to deceive and devour us and so he makes us fall as we face the giants. 3. Surrounding situations: Our surrounding situations, difficulties make to give up. These make us weak. We look at situations and give up in first place. God is asking us not to look at the failure but to look to succeed which is important in life. We fail temporally to succeed eternally. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly. Peter Marshal said “It is better to fail in a cause then ultimately succeed then to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” 8
  8. 8. Facing the Giants 3. Face the results of failure Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4: 16 1. Do not lose Heart: When David faced goliath he told people not to lose heart. When we fail at different occasions or situation do not lose heart. God is testing our heart and not our head. When we fail we do all kinds of things because we are upset in our head. Failure is like a nail going through us and it pains a lot and others also. So we need to face God. 2. Seek the face of the Lord: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7: 14 We see in the bible that David always says seek the face of God many times in psalms. When facing a giant with a purpose seek the face of God. Seek to encounter God. 3. Face the giant with priority: The priority is that we have to admit that we cannot face the giant on my own. 9
  9. 9. Facing the Giants Failure is an incident, not a person, never say you are a failure. We may fail to do a particular job but that does not make a person a failure. You cannot call anyone a failure. This is what we mistakenly do. We call people failure. Proverbs 24:16 says “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” One person said spiritual journey is falling many times and getting up on our way to heaven. In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it is said “O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” King Jehoshaphat faced God before facing the enemies. God said go out and face the enemies tomorrow. If you are not facing God you cannot face people or Giants. You have to fight with a priority. Accept failures as a fact of life and not as a way of life. Failure is an event and not a person. Failure is something that happens and not someone you become. 10
  10. 10. Facing the Giants 4. Avoid Judging Failure in others As you fight the giants of failure with priority we need to realize that we need to avoid judging failures in others. Romans 15: 1 says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” We need to realize who is the failure. We ought to bear the failures of others. We need to arise from failure and start again. The prodigal son said I will arise and go. Jesus said to Paul arise and get up. God is telling when you face a giant of failure the answer is arise and get up. 11
  11. 11. Facing the Giants 5. Fortify yourself against the giant of failure with a plan We need to plan to cope up with our problems, situations and need to understand what we can do and in facing the giants we need to fortify our self with a plan with the following. 1. Pray: Ask God for help. He will not fail you. God will not fail his people. People may fail us but God will never fail you as you look to him As you face the Giants of failure or fight the giants of failure realize that God will never fail you. Pray and ask God. Tell people that God will not fail you and you need to experience this. 2. To ponder on God’s word: In difficult days of failure we need to hear word of God. We need to heed to the word of God and we need to hold the word of God. Proverbs 6:20 says “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.” 12
  12. 12. Facing the Giants Facing the Giants Contact me at: kanikira1@gmail.com 2
  13. 13. Facing the Giants 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. You have to face the giants in the life’s journey. You cannot escape the giant. When we look in the time of Israel we see that the giants lived in the land and now we see no more giants living on the earth. But now we have to face the giants in our lives internally and not externally. When the people of Israel entered the land of kadesh and were about to enter the Promised Land 12 spies went to survey the land and 10 spies said “NO” and 2 spies said “YES”. The question is do you want to be with the majority or with the “TWO” which means in our lives “GOD and You” and that means “JESUS and You” and you really don’t need the 10. You just need God and yourself to face the giants and nothing else. The 10 spies said we can’t enter the land. It is impossible and if we enter they will destroy us but the 2 spies said with God we can. What ever may be your struggles, difficulties you can overcome them and that is what the Word of God teaches us. 3
  14. 14. Facing the Giants The difference between the 10 and the 2 was that everyone saw the same things. Like wise every person see the same things in life many times but the difference is what you see from your heart. The thing which matters is what you see internally i.e what you see from your heart which means seeing god in that situation. The 10 saw God in the light of their circumstances and the 2 saw circumstances with the light of God. This is what we need to do because we will always face giants. There is no way of escaping them. Many times we face giants and turn away from them and run away. We see ourselves very small and the giants so big. Many times we want to run away from our giants in our life. But the only difference between success and failure is the attitude towards it. Our attitude at the beginning of a task affects its outcome more than anything else. Our attitude can turn problems into blessings. Our attitude is not automatically good even though we believe in God. Our wrong attitudes have to be corrected and changed in the process of our life. To really face the giants our attitude has to be developed as we look to God. So when facing giants it is God and yourself. 4
  15. 15. Facing the Giants Facing the GIANTS while learning from the ANTS We need to learn from the ants as we face our Giants. In a beautiful way King Solomon gave instructions and related these truths from the way ants do from Proverbs 6: 6-8 Ants have no commander, ruler, overseer, supervisor to give instructions as to what they should do which means all by yourself. You don’t need anybody else. You just need God and yourself. Proverbs 6: 6-8 6. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. You know what to do and when. It is beautiful to see the ants how they gather the food they need. If any ant finds any food they inform other ants and together they carry it into the small hole. God gave them wisdom and knowledge. 5
  16. 16. Facing the Giants 1. Facing the GIANTS of a fall or failure with a Purpose To begin with for some Giants can be to be in time to a place or office etc, For some it is their Health, for some it is their finances, for some it is obeying God or witnessing for Christ, for some it is praying in a congregation etc but all these have to be faced with a purpose. It says that the book is not yet complete with people who face the giants. RH Maise one of the biggest chain of stores in America. They failed seven times before the store was a big hit in New York. English Novelist John Greece got 733 rejections slips before publishing 554 books. Beethoven a violinist handled the violin in a wrong way and preferred to play his own compositions instead of improving his skills. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer yet he became one of the best composers. Walt Disney was fired by a news paper editor for lack of ideas. He went bankrupt several times before he built the Disney land. 6
  17. 17. Facing the Giants You cannot make an excuse to face the giant but it is a reality to face with a purpose. If you don’t face it, it brings disaster. The giants are there and God is not going to chase them away from you but you have to face the giants and he will give you the grace and ability to face them if you are in his will. The important thing in the midst of all these to understand the reality as you face you failure with a purpose. The reality is that we fail many times and every one of fail an to face the reason of the failure. 7
  18. 18. Facing the Giants 2. Face the reason for the fall or failure We see that failure is temporary and that we may ultimately be successful. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 says these are momentary troubles. The reason for failure or facing the giants may seem a failure because of the following 1. Secret of Self: We have too many secrets and that’s why we fail many times. They are our distractions, desires, selfish motives etc. 2. Strategy of Satan: Satan is a devouring lion. He seeks to deceive and devour us and so he makes us fall as we face the giants. 3. Surrounding situations: Our surrounding situations, difficulties make to give up. These make us weak. We look at situations and give up in first place. God is asking us not to look at the failure but to look to succeed which is important in life. We fail temporally to succeed eternally. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly. Peter Marshal said “It is better to fail in a cause then ultimately succeed then to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” 8
  19. 19. Facing the Giants 3. Face the results of failure Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4: 16 1. Do not lose Heart: When David faced goliath he told people not to lose heart. When we fail at different occasions or situation do not lose heart. God is testing our heart and not our head. When we fail we do all kinds of things because we are upset in our head. Failure is like a nail going through us and it pains a lot and others also. So we need to face God. 2. Seek the face of the Lord: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7: 14 We see in the bible that David always says seek the face of God many times in psalms. When facing a giant with a purpose seek the face of God. Seek to encounter God. 3. Face the giant with priority: The priority is that we have to admit that we cannot face the giant on my own. 9
  20. 20. Facing the Giants Failure is an incident, not a person, never say you are a failure. We may fail to do a particular job but that does not make a person a failure. You cannot call anyone a failure. This is what we mistakenly do. We call people failure. Proverbs 24:16 says “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” One person said spiritual journey is falling many times and getting up on our way to heaven. In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it is said “O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” King Jehoshaphat faced God before facing the enemies. God said go out and face the enemies tomorrow. If you are not facing God you cannot face people or Giants. You have to fight with a priority. Accept failures as a fact of life and not as a way of life. Failure is an event and not a person. Failure is something that happens and not someone you become. 10
  21. 21. Facing the Giants 4. Avoid Judging Failure in others As you fight the giants of failure with priority we need to realize that we need to avoid judging failures in others. Romans 15: 1 says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” We need to realize who is the failure. We ought to bear the failures of others. We need to arise from failure and start again. The prodigal son said I will arise and go. Jesus said to Paul arise and get up. God is telling when you face a giant of failure the answer is arise and get up. 11
  22. 22. Facing the Giants 5. Fortify yourself against the giant of failure with a plan We need to plan to cope up with our problems, situations and need to understand what we can do and in facing the giants we need to fortify our self with a plan with the following. 1. Pray: Ask God for help. He will not fail you. God will not fail his people. People may fail us but God will never fail you as you look to him As you face the Giants of failure or fight the giants of failure realize that God will never fail you. Pray and ask God. Tell people that God will not fail you and you need to experience this. 2. To ponder on God’s word: In difficult days of failure we need to hear word of God. We need to heed to the word of God and we need to hold the word of God. Proverbs 6:20 says “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.” 12
  23. 23. Facing the Giants Facing the Giants Contact me at: kanikira1@gmail.com 2
  24. 24. Facing the Giants 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. You have to face the giants in the life’s journey. You cannot escape the giant. When we look in the time of Israel we see that the giants lived in the land and now we see no more giants living on the earth. But now we have to face the giants in our lives internally and not externally. When the people of Israel entered the land of kadesh and were about to enter the Promised Land 12 spies went to survey the land and 10 spies said “NO” and 2 spies said “YES”. The question is do you want to be with the majority or with the “TWO” which means in our lives “GOD and You” and that means “JESUS and You” and you really don’t need the 10. You just need God and yourself to face the giants and nothing else. The 10 spies said we can’t enter the land. It is impossible and if we enter they will destroy us but the 2 spies said with God we can. What ever may be your struggles, difficulties you can overcome them and that is what the Word of God teaches us. 3
  25. 25. Facing the Giants The difference between the 10 and the 2 was that everyone saw the same things. Like wise every person see the same things in life many times but the difference is what you see from your heart. The thing which matters is what you see internally i.e what you see from your heart which means seeing god in that situation. The 10 saw God in the light of their circumstances and the 2 saw circumstances with the light of God. This is what we need to do because we will always face giants. There is no way of escaping them. Many times we face giants and turn away from them and run away. We see ourselves very small and the giants so big. Many times we want to run away from our giants in our life. But the only difference between success and failure is the attitude towards it. Our attitude at the beginning of a task affects its outcome more than anything else. Our attitude can turn problems into blessings. Our attitude is not automatically good even though we believe in God. Our wrong attitudes have to be corrected and changed in the process of our life. To really face the giants our attitude has to be developed as we look to God. So when facing giants it is God and yourself. 4
  26. 26. Facing the Giants Facing the GIANTS while learning from the ANTS We need to learn from the ants as we face our Giants. In a beautiful way King Solomon gave instructions and related these truths from the way ants do from Proverbs 6: 6-8 Ants have no commander, ruler, overseer, supervisor to give instructions as to what they should do which means all by yourself. You don’t need anybody else. You just need God and yourself. Proverbs 6: 6-8 6. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. You know what to do and when. It is beautiful to see the ants how they gather the food they need. If any ant finds any food they inform other ants and together they carry it into the small hole. God gave them wisdom and knowledge. 5
  27. 27. Facing the Giants 1. Facing the GIANTS of a fall or failure with a Purpose To begin with for some Giants can be to be in time to a place or office etc, For some it is their Health, for some it is their finances, for some it is obeying God or witnessing for Christ, for some it is praying in a congregation etc but all these have to be faced with a purpose. It says that the book is not yet complete with people who face the giants. RH Maise one of the biggest chain of stores in America. They failed seven times before the store was a big hit in New York. English Novelist John Greece got 733 rejections slips before publishing 554 books. Beethoven a violinist handled the violin in a wrong way and preferred to play his own compositions instead of improving his skills. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer yet he became one of the best composers. Walt Disney was fired by a news paper editor for lack of ideas. He went bankrupt several times before he built the Disney land. 6
  28. 28. Facing the Giants You cannot make an excuse to face the giant but it is a reality to face with a purpose. If you don’t face it, it brings disaster. The giants are there and God is not going to chase them away from you but you have to face the giants and he will give you the grace and ability to face them if you are in his will. The important thing in the midst of all these to understand the reality as you face you failure with a purpose. The reality is that we fail many times and every one of fail an to face the reason of the failure. 7
  29. 29. Facing the Giants 2. Face the reason for the fall or failure We see that failure is temporary and that we may ultimately be successful. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 says these are momentary troubles. The reason for failure or facing the giants may seem a failure because of the following 1. Secret of Self: We have too many secrets and that’s why we fail many times. They are our distractions, desires, selfish motives etc. 2. Strategy of Satan: Satan is a devouring lion. He seeks to deceive and devour us and so he makes us fall as we face the giants. 3. Surrounding situations: Our surrounding situations, difficulties make to give up. These make us weak. We look at situations and give up in first place. God is asking us not to look at the failure but to look to succeed which is important in life. We fail temporally to succeed eternally. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly. Peter Marshal said “It is better to fail in a cause then ultimately succeed then to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” 8
  30. 30. Facing the Giants 3. Face the results of failure Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4: 16 1. Do not lose Heart: When David faced goliath he told people not to lose heart. When we fail at different occasions or situation do not lose heart. God is testing our heart and not our head. When we fail we do all kinds of things because we are upset in our head. Failure is like a nail going through us and it pains a lot and others also. So we need to face God. 2. Seek the face of the Lord: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7: 14 We see in the bible that David always says seek the face of God many times in psalms. When facing a giant with a purpose seek the face of God. Seek to encounter God. 3. Face the giant with priority: The priority is that we have to admit that we cannot face the giant on my own. 9
  31. 31. Facing the Giants Failure is an incident, not a person, never say you are a failure. We may fail to do a particular job but that does not make a person a failure. You cannot call anyone a failure. This is what we mistakenly do. We call people failure. Proverbs 24:16 says “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” One person said spiritual journey is falling many times and getting up on our way to heaven. In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it is said “O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” King Jehoshaphat faced God before facing the enemies. God said go out and face the enemies tomorrow. If you are not facing God you cannot face people or Giants. You have to fight with a priority. Accept failures as a fact of life and not as a way of life. Failure is an event and not a person. Failure is something that happens and not someone you become. 10
  32. 32. Facing the Giants 4. Avoid Judging Failure in others As you fight the giants of failure with priority we need to realize that we need to avoid judging failures in others. Romans 15: 1 says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” We need to realize who is the failure. We ought to bear the failures of others. We need to arise from failure and start again. The prodigal son said I will arise and go. Jesus said to Paul arise and get up. God is telling when you face a giant of failure the answer is arise and get up. 11
  33. 33. Facing the Giants 5. Fortify yourself against the giant of failure with a plan We need to plan to cope up with our problems, situations and need to understand what we can do and in facing the giants we need to fortify our self with a plan with the following. 1. Pray: Ask God for help. He will not fail you. God will not fail his people. People may fail us but God will never fail you as you look to him As you face the Giants of failure or fight the giants of failure realize that God will never fail you. Pray and ask God. Tell people that God will not fail you and you need to experience this. 2. To ponder on God’s word: In difficult days of failure we need to hear word of God. We need to heed to the word of God and we need to hold the word of God. Proverbs 6:20 says “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.” 12
  34. 34. Facing the Giants Facing the Giants Contact me at: kanikira1@gmail.com 2
  35. 35. Facing the Giants 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. You have to face the giants in the life’s journey. You cannot escape the giant. When we look in the time of Israel we see that the giants lived in the land and now we see no more giants living on the earth. But now we have to face the giants in our lives internally and not externally. When the people of Israel entered the land of kadesh and were about to enter the Promised Land 12 spies went to survey the land and 10 spies said “NO” and 2 spies said “YES”. The question is do you want to be with the majority or with the “TWO” which means in our lives “GOD and You” and that means “JESUS and You” and you really don’t need the 10. You just need God and yourself to face the giants and nothing else. The 10 spies said we can’t enter the land. It is impossible and if we enter they will destroy us but the 2 spies said with God we can. What ever may be your struggles, difficulties you can overcome them and that is what the Word of God teaches us. 3
  36. 36. Facing the Giants The difference between the 10 and the 2 was that everyone saw the same things. Like wise every person see the same things in life many times but the difference is what you see from your heart. The thing which matters is what you see internally i.e what you see from your heart which means seeing god in that situation. The 10 saw God in the light of their circumstances and the 2 saw circumstances with the light of God. This is what we need to do because we will always face giants. There is no way of escaping them. Many times we face giants and turn away from them and run away. We see ourselves very small and the giants so big. Many times we want to run away from our giants in our life. But the only difference between success and failure is the attitude towards it. Our attitude at the beginning of a task affects its outcome more than anything else. Our attitude can turn problems into blessings. Our attitude is not automatically good even though we believe in God. Our wrong attitudes have to be corrected and changed in the process of our life. To really face the giants our attitude has to be developed as we look to God. So when facing giants it is God and yourself. 4
  37. 37. Facing the Giants Facing the GIANTS while learning from the ANTS We need to learn from the ants as we face our Giants. In a beautiful way King Solomon gave instructions and related these truths from the way ants do from Proverbs 6: 6-8 Ants have no commander, ruler, overseer, supervisor to give instructions as to what they should do which means all by yourself. You don’t need anybody else. You just need God and yourself. Proverbs 6: 6-8 6. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. You know what to do and when. It is beautiful to see the ants how they gather the food they need. If any ant finds any food they inform other ants and together they carry it into the small hole. God gave them wisdom and knowledge. 5
  38. 38. Facing the Giants 1. Facing the GIANTS of a fall or failure with a Purpose To begin with for some Giants can be to be in time to a place or office etc, For some it is their Health, for some it is their finances, for some it is obeying God or witnessing for Christ, for some it is praying in a congregation etc but all these have to be faced with a purpose. It says that the book is not yet complete with people who face the giants. RH Maise one of the biggest chain of stores in America. They failed seven times before the store was a big hit in New York. English Novelist John Greece got 733 rejections slips before publishing 554 books. Beethoven a violinist handled the violin in a wrong way and preferred to play his own compositions instead of improving his skills. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer yet he became one of the best composers. Walt Disney was fired by a news paper editor for lack of ideas. He went bankrupt several times before he built the Disney land. 6
  39. 39. Facing the Giants You cannot make an excuse to face the giant but it is a reality to face with a purpose. If you don’t face it, it brings disaster. The giants are there and God is not going to chase them away from you but you have to face the giants and he will give you the grace and ability to face them if you are in his will. The important thing in the midst of all these to understand the reality as you face you failure with a purpose. The reality is that we fail many times and every one of fail an to face the reason of the failure. 7
  40. 40. Facing the Giants 2. Face the reason for the fall or failure We see that failure is temporary and that we may ultimately be successful. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 says these are momentary troubles. The reason for failure or facing the giants may seem a failure because of the following 1. Secret of Self: We have too many secrets and that’s why we fail many times. They are our distractions, desires, selfish motives etc. 2. Strategy of Satan: Satan is a devouring lion. He seeks to deceive and devour us and so he makes us fall as we face the giants. 3. Surrounding situations: Our surrounding situations, difficulties make to give up. These make us weak. We look at situations and give up in first place. God is asking us not to look at the failure but to look to succeed which is important in life. We fail temporally to succeed eternally. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly. Peter Marshal said “It is better to fail in a cause then ultimately succeed then to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” 8
  41. 41. Facing the Giants 3. Face the results of failure Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4: 16 1. Do not lose Heart: When David faced goliath he told people not to lose heart. When we fail at different occasions or situation do not lose heart. God is testing our heart and not our head. When we fail we do all kinds of things because we are upset in our head. Failure is like a nail going through us and it pains a lot and others also. So we need to face God. 2. Seek the face of the Lord: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7: 14 We see in the bible that David always says seek the face of God many times in psalms. When facing a giant with a purpose seek the face of God. Seek to encounter God. 3. Face the giant with priority: The priority is that we have to admit that we cannot face the giant on my own. 9
  42. 42. Facing the Giants Failure is an incident, not a person, never say you are a failure. We may fail to do a particular job but that does not make a person a failure. You cannot call anyone a failure. This is what we mistakenly do. We call people failure. Proverbs 24:16 says “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” One person said spiritual journey is falling many times and getting up on our way to heaven. In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it is said “O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” King Jehoshaphat faced God before facing the enemies. God said go out and face the enemies tomorrow. If you are not facing God you cannot face people or Giants. You have to fight with a priority. Accept failures as a fact of life and not as a way of life. Failure is an event and not a person. Failure is something that happens and not someone you become. 10
  43. 43. Facing the Giants 4. Avoid Judging Failure in others As you fight the giants of failure with priority we need to realize that we need to avoid judging failures in others. Romans 15: 1 says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” We need to realize who is the failure. We ought to bear the failures of others. We need to arise from failure and start again. The prodigal son said I will arise and go. Jesus said to Paul arise and get up. God is telling when you face a giant of failure the answer is arise and get up. 11
  44. 44. Facing the Giants 5. Fortify yourself against the giant of failure with a plan We need to plan to cope up with our problems, situations and need to understand what we can do and in facing the giants we need to fortify our self with a plan with the following. 1. Pray: Ask God for help. He will not fail you. God will not fail his people. People may fail us but God will never fail you as you look to him As you face the Giants of failure or fight the giants of failure realize that God will never fail you. Pray and ask God. Tell people that God will not fail you and you need to experience this. 2. To ponder on God’s word: In difficult days of failure we need to hear word of God. We need to heed to the word of God and we need to hold the word of God. Proverbs 6:20 says “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.” 12
  45. 45. Facing the Giants Facing the Giants Contact me at: kanikira1@gmail.com 2
  46. 46. Facing the Giants 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. You have to face the giants in the life’s journey. You cannot escape the giant. When we look in the time of Israel we see that the giants lived in the land and now we see no more giants living on the earth. But now we have to face the giants in our lives internally and not externally. When the people of Israel entered the land of kadesh and were about to enter the Promised Land 12 spies went to survey the land and 10 spies said “NO” and 2 spies said “YES”. The question is do you want to be with the majority or with the “TWO” which means in our lives “GOD and You” and that means “JESUS and You” and you really don’t need the 10. You just need God and yourself to face the giants and nothing else. The 10 spies said we can’t enter the land. It is impossible and if we enter they will destroy us but the 2 spies said with God we can. What ever may be your struggles, difficulties you can overcome them and that is what the Word of God teaches us. 3
  47. 47. Facing the Giants The difference between the 10 and the 2 was that everyone saw the same things. Like wise every person see the same things in life many times but the difference is what you see from your heart. The thing which matters is what you see internally i.e what you see from your heart which means seeing god in that situation. The 10 saw God in the light of their circumstances and the 2 saw circumstances with the light of God. This is what we need to do because we will always face giants. There is no way of escaping them. Many times we face giants and turn away from them and run away. We see ourselves very small and the giants so big. Many times we want to run away from our giants in our life. But the only difference between success and failure is the attitude towards it. Our attitude at the beginning of a task affects its outcome more than anything else. Our attitude can turn problems into blessings. Our attitude is not automatically good even though we believe in God. Our wrong attitudes have to be corrected and changed in the process of our life. To really face the giants our attitude has to be developed as we look to God. So when facing giants it is God and yourself. 4
  48. 48. Facing the Giants Facing the GIANTS while learning from the ANTS We need to learn from the ants as we face our Giants. In a beautiful way King Solomon gave instructions and related these truths from the way ants do from Proverbs 6: 6-8 Ants have no commander, ruler, overseer, supervisor to give instructions as to what they should do which means all by yourself. You don’t need anybody else. You just need God and yourself. Proverbs 6: 6-8 6. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. You know what to do and when. It is beautiful to see the ants how they gather the food they need. If any ant finds any food they inform other ants and together they carry it into the small hole. God gave them wisdom and knowledge. 5
  49. 49. Facing the Giants 1. Facing the GIANTS of a fall or failure with a Purpose To begin with for some Giants can be to be in time to a place or office etc, For some it is their Health, for some it is their finances, for some it is obeying God or witnessing for Christ, for some it is praying in a congregation etc but all these have to be faced with a purpose. It says that the book is not yet complete with people who face the giants. RH Maise one of the biggest chain of stores in America. They failed seven times before the store was a big hit in New York. English Novelist John Greece got 733 rejections slips before publishing 554 books. Beethoven a violinist handled the violin in a wrong way and preferred to play his own compositions instead of improving his skills. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer yet he became one of the best composers. Walt Disney was fired by a news paper editor for lack of ideas. He went bankrupt several times before he built the Disney land. 6
  50. 50. Facing the Giants You cannot make an excuse to face the giant but it is a reality to face with a purpose. If you don’t face it, it brings disaster. The giants are there and God is not going to chase them away from you but you have to face the giants and he will give you the grace and ability to face them if you are in his will. The important thing in the midst of all these to understand the reality as you face you failure with a purpose. The reality is that we fail many times and every one of fail an to face the reason of the failure. 7
  51. 51. Facing the Giants 2. Face the reason for the fall or failure We see that failure is temporary and that we may ultimately be successful. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 says these are momentary troubles. The reason for failure or facing the giants may seem a failure because of the following 1. Secret of Self: We have too many secrets and that’s why we fail many times. They are our distractions, desires, selfish motives etc. 2. Strategy of Satan: Satan is a devouring lion. He seeks to deceive and devour us and so he makes us fall as we face the giants. 3. Surrounding situations: Our surrounding situations, difficulties make to give up. These make us weak. We look at situations and give up in first place. God is asking us not to look at the failure but to look to succeed which is important in life. We fail temporally to succeed eternally. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly. Peter Marshal said “It is better to fail in a cause then ultimately succeed then to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” 8
  52. 52. Facing the Giants 3. Face the results of failure Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4: 16 1. Do not lose Heart: When David faced goliath he told people not to lose heart. When we fail at different occasions or situation do not lose heart. God is testing our heart and not our head. When we fail we do all kinds of things because we are upset in our head. Failure is like a nail going through us and it pains a lot and others also. So we need to face God. 2. Seek the face of the Lord: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7: 14 We see in the bible that David always says seek the face of God many times in psalms. When facing a giant with a purpose seek the face of God. Seek to encounter God. 3. Face the giant with priority: The priority is that we have to admit that we cannot face the giant on my own. 9
  53. 53. Facing the Giants Failure is an incident, not a person, never say you are a failure. We may fail to do a particular job but that does not make a person a failure. You cannot call anyone a failure. This is what we mistakenly do. We call people failure. Proverbs 24:16 says “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” One person said spiritual journey is falling many times and getting up on our way to heaven. In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it is said “O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” King Jehoshaphat faced God before facing the enemies. God said go out and face the enemies tomorrow. If you are not facing God you cannot face people or Giants. You have to fight with a priority. Accept failures as a fact of life and not as a way of life. Failure is an event and not a person. Failure is something that happens and not someone you become. 10
  54. 54. Facing the Giants 4. Avoid Judging Failure in others As you fight the giants of failure with priority we need to realize that we need to avoid judging failures in others. Romans 15: 1 says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” We need to realize who is the failure. We ought to bear the failures of others. We need to arise from failure and start again. The prodigal son said I will arise and go. Jesus said to Paul arise and get up. God is telling when you face a giant of failure the answer is arise and get up. 11
  55. 55. Facing the Giants 5. Fortify yourself against the giant of failure with a plan We need to plan to cope up with our problems, situations and need to understand what we can do and in facing the giants we need to fortify our self with a plan with the following. 1. Pray: Ask God for help. He will not fail you. God will not fail his people. People may fail us but God will never fail you as you look to him As you face the Giants of failure or fight the giants of failure realize that God will never fail you. Pray and ask God. Tell people that God will not fail you and you need to experience this. 2. To ponder on God’s word: In difficult days of failure we need to hear word of God. We need to heed to the word of God and we need to hold the word of God. Proverbs 6:20 says “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.” 12
  56. 56. Facing the Giants Facing the Giants Contact me at: kanikira1@gmail.com 2
  57. 57. Facing the Giants 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. You have to face the giants in the life’s journey. You cannot escape the giant. When we look in the time of Israel we see that the giants lived in the land and now we see no more giants living on the earth. But now we have to face the giants in our lives internally and not externally. When the people of Israel entered the land of kadesh and were about to enter the Promised Land 12 spies went to survey the land and 10 spies said “NO” and 2 spies said “YES”. The question is do you want to be with the majority or with the “TWO” which means in our lives “GOD and You” and that means “JESUS and You” and you really don’t need the 10. You just need God and yourself to face the giants and nothing else. The 10 spies said we can’t enter the land. It is impossible and if we enter they will destroy us but the 2 spies said with God we can. What ever may be your struggles, difficulties you can overcome them and that is what the Word of God teaches us. 3
  58. 58. Facing the Giants The difference between the 10 and the 2 was that everyone saw the same things. Like wise every person see the same things in life many times but the difference is what you see from your heart. The thing which matters is what you see internally i.e what you see from your heart which means seeing god in that situation. The 10 saw God in the light of their circumstances and the 2 saw circumstances with the light of God. This is what we need to do because we will always face giants. There is no way of escaping them. Many times we face giants and turn away from them and run away. We see ourselves very small and the giants so big. Many times we want to run away from our giants in our life. But the only difference between success and failure is the attitude towards it. Our attitude at the beginning of a task affects its outcome more than anything else. Our attitude can turn problems into blessings. Our attitude is not automatically good even though we believe in God. Our wrong attitudes have to be corrected and changed in the process of our life. To really face the giants our attitude has to be developed as we look to God. So when facing giants it is God and yourself. 4
  59. 59. Facing the Giants Facing the GIANTS while learning from the ANTS We need to learn from the ants as we face our Giants. In a beautiful way King Solomon gave instructions and related these truths from the way ants do from Proverbs 6: 6-8 Ants have no commander, ruler, overseer, supervisor to give instructions as to what they should do which means all by yourself. You don’t need anybody else. You just need God and yourself. Proverbs 6: 6-8 6. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. You know what to do and when. It is beautiful to see the ants how they gather the food they need. If any ant finds any food they inform other ants and together they carry it into the small hole. God gave them wisdom and knowledge. 5
  60. 60. Facing the Giants 1. Facing the GIANTS of a fall or failure with a Purpose To begin with for some Giants can be to be in time to a place or office etc, For some it is their Health, for some it is their finances, for some it is obeying God or witnessing for Christ, for some it is praying in a congregation etc but all these have to be faced with a purpose. It says that the book is not yet complete with people who face the giants. RH Maise one of the biggest chain of stores in America. They failed seven times before the store was a big hit in New York. English Novelist John Greece got 733 rejections slips before publishing 554 books. Beethoven a violinist handled the violin in a wrong way and preferred to play his own compositions instead of improving his skills. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer yet he became one of the best composers. Walt Disney was fired by a news paper editor for lack of ideas. He went bankrupt several times before he built the Disney land. 6
  61. 61. Facing the Giants You cannot make an excuse to face the giant but it is a reality to face with a purpose. If you don’t face it, it brings disaster. The giants are there and God is not going to chase them away from you but you have to face the giants and he will give you the grace and ability to face them if you are in his will. The important thing in the midst of all these to understand the reality as you face you failure with a purpose. The reality is that we fail many times and every one of fail an to face the reason of the failure. 7
  62. 62. Facing the Giants 2. Face the reason for the fall or failure We see that failure is temporary and that we may ultimately be successful. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 says these are momentary troubles. The reason for failure or facing the giants may seem a failure because of the following 1. Secret of Self: We have too many secrets and that’s why we fail many times. They are our distractions, desires, selfish motives etc. 2. Strategy of Satan: Satan is a devouring lion. He seeks to deceive and devour us and so he makes us fall as we face the giants. 3. Surrounding situations: Our surrounding situations, difficulties make to give up. These make us weak. We look at situations and give up in first place. God is asking us not to look at the failure but to look to succeed which is important in life. We fail temporally to succeed eternally. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly. Peter Marshal said “It is better to fail in a cause then ultimately succeed then to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” 8
  63. 63. Facing the Giants 3. Face the results of failure Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4: 16 1. Do not lose Heart: When David faced goliath he told people not to lose heart. When we fail at different occasions or situation do not lose heart. God is testing our heart and not our head. When we fail we do all kinds of things because we are upset in our head. Failure is like a nail going through us and it pains a lot and others also. So we need to face God. 2. Seek the face of the Lord: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7: 14 We see in the bible that David always says seek the face of God many times in psalms. When facing a giant with a purpose seek the face of God. Seek to encounter God. 3. Face the giant with priority: The priority is that we have to admit that we cannot face the giant on my own. 9
  64. 64. Facing the Giants Failure is an incident, not a person, never say you are a failure. We may fail to do a particular job but that does not make a person a failure. You cannot call anyone a failure. This is what we mistakenly do. We call people failure. Proverbs 24:16 says “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” One person said spiritual journey is falling many times and getting up on our way to heaven. In 2 Chronicles 20:12 it is said “O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” King Jehoshaphat faced God before facing the enemies. God said go out and face the enemies tomorrow. If you are not facing God you cannot face people or Giants. You have to fight with a priority. Accept failures as a fact of life and not as a way of life. Failure is an event and not a person. Failure is something that happens and not someone you become. 10
  65. 65. Facing the Giants 4. Avoid Judging Failure in others As you fight the giants of failure with priority we need to realize that we need to avoid judging failures in others. Romans 15: 1 says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” We need to realize who is the failure. We ought to bear the failures of others. We need to arise from failure and start again. The prodigal son said I will arise and go. Jesus said to Paul arise and get up. God is telling when you face a giant of failure the answer is arise and get up. 11
  66. 66. Facing the Giants 5. Fortify yourself against the giant of failure with a plan We need to plan to cope up with our problems, situations and need to understand what we can do and in facing the giants we need to fortify our self with a plan with the following. 1. Pray: Ask God for help. He will not fail you. God will not fail his people. People may fail us but God will never fail you as you look to him As you face the Giants of failure or fight the giants of failure realize that God will never fail you. Pray and ask God. Tell people that God will not fail you and you need to experience this. 2. To ponder on God’s word: In difficult days of failure we need to hear word of God. We need to heed to the word of God and we need to hold the word of God. Proverbs 6:20 says “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.” 12

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