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When The Armor Doesn’t Fit

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You can only be who you are. That sounds obvious enough, and we've all heard that message in one form or another. But many of us still try to be people we are not. We try to do things we are not gifted to do. And we feel badly when we fail. There is a certain grace to knowing who you are and what you can do and celebrating it. And there is grace is celebrating what others can do. High Calling blogger Kevin Sanders wrote a piece about this recently.

I’m sure many of you have heard the story of David and Goliath. You’re probably familiar with the heroic faith of David, who defeated Israel’s largest enemy. There’s a part of this story that you may not be so familiar with. I’m talking about one of the events that led up to this epic showdown: Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again. He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine. -1st Samuel 17:38-40...Read More.

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