If David had been a couple inches taller, maybe that stone would have missed him altogether, but it didn’t. It shattered Goliath’s skull and embedded it’s self in his head. The Giant fell in the valley and both armies stood silent. The boy walked up the body, still gurgling and twitching in the dirt, and pulled the giants own sword from his belt. We don’t know exactly what he did to finish him off, the Bible simply says that David killed him with the sword, then hacked off Goliath’s head and held it up for everyone to see. He took the head back to Jerusalem, and kept the giant’s weapons for himself.
I don’t believe it was an accident that David ended up in that valley with Goliath. I believe it was his faithfulness that led him there. His entire life had been building up to that moment. He was perfectly ready to slaughter a giant that day, and he knew it. Goliath of Gath needed to die, and who better to do it than the smallest and weakest of all?
I had a professor who told me that, when considering what to do for the Kingdom, pick the most impossible task you can imagine, so that when you succeed there will be no question that God is powerful.
Nobody ever thought a pebble would bring Goliath to his knees, or that a shepherd boy would take his head… nobody except God, and a shepherd boy with a pocket full of rocks. Your entire life has been building to THIS moment… nobody ever thought it would be you…
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. 1 Corinthians 1:26 ff
Faithfulness will bring us to the giant, God will provide the stone, we provide the weakness to prove that God is. The things that change the world are the things that nobody ever saw coming. It doesn’t matter what you throw at the giant, as long as it’s thrown in faith… I don’t know what it is that God has gifted you to do… maybe you can preach, or play piano, or build houses, maybe you can throw a football really far, maybe you’re a painter or a poet, whatever it is that you can throw is more than enough!
Nobody ever expected to bring down a giant by throwing a poem, but that exactly why it will work! When it works, follow through, and before you know it, you’ll be standing on it’s back, holding a head in the air.