Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 174

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 17:32-36
Leaders Draw Strength from Past Victories
When David indicated his desire to fight Goliath, Saul gave him reasons why he would fail. Saul’s reasons were valid and would have put fear and discouragement in anyone but David recalled his past victories over the lion and the bear that attacked the sheep in his care. He fought and killed both animals and the victories secured in both cases gave him the confidence he required to fight and defeat Goliath. His confidence became so contagious that all Saul could say was, “Go, and the Lord be with thee.”
The lesson here is this; leaders draw strength from past victories. Whenever they encounter a challenge, they recall past victories and draw strength from them to tackle and overcome the challenge at hand. Therefore, it is imperative that leaders are able to recall past victories when it matters most as it is a sure way to boost their confidence when faced with challenges.
Prayer: Father, help me to recall past victories when it matters most.

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