We fear giants, don’t we?
How do you feel about meeting a giant in a duel?That would scare me to death and I would sweat from head to toes.
From stories that I learned when I was young, I developed fear for giants. Today I think of them as huge, frightful and wicked creatures in human form.
The WWE Superstars shown on television are real giants. It seems they can crush an ordinary person in seconds like an elephant can crush an ant.
What then do I mean when I say you can defeat a giant in a fight?
I mean that if you know how to go about it you can actually do it. It has happened. I have seen tiny people who have beaten huge ones.
Let us start with the folktales that relate how small creatures like rats, birds or mosquitoes defeat lions, elephants, or other huge creatures; or the slow tortoise which beats the swift-footed hare in a race. Another case is that of David, a lad, who defeats Goliath, a giant.
We cannot dismiss these as folktales or biblical stories that do not depict real life.They actually reflect what is possible in real life. Many living giants have been pulled down by dwarfs.
In the 1990 World Cup opening match, little known Cameroon beat the cup holders Argentina hands down; and small businesses have come from behind and overtaken the giants.
You do not need to fear giants. You can crush a giant and become a giant yourself.
Are you a student not measuring up in class? You can beat that most brilliant fellow who is the giant of the class and become the new giant.
Are you an ugly person? No need for sleepless nights. You can become the most beautiful person in your community; or in the world.
Do you run a lousy team? It can become the best team and beat the giants.
Are you a poor blogger? You can beat the giants and become the greatest blogger in the world.
I hope you get what I am driving at.
Now, let us see how a giant is defeated.
- How did David defeat Goliath?
- How did Tortoise beat the fastest animal in running?
- How did Little bird defeat Elephant in a fight?
- How did Cameroon defeat Argentina in the World Cup opening match in 1990?
They had a challenge.
- Decided to overcome it
- Studied it.
- Understood it.
- Acquired the know-how to handle it;
- Got into action.
- Stayed there until they did it.
This is what you must do to beat the giant you are facing.
- Resolve to beat the him.
- Use your brains.
- Prepare yourself well for the duel.
- Study the giant in question.
- know his strengths and weaknesses.
- Know where he is most vulnerable; taking note that a chain is as strong as its weakest link; also that a tiny hole is enough to sink a ship.
- Exploit his weaknesses.
- Make use of your God-given talents.
- Work hard to win.
- Put in all of yourself.
- As David, put God at the center of the fight.
Know that there are human giants and non-human giants.
Illness, fear, failure, laziness, anger, sexual promiscuity, discouragement, poverty, self-doubt, procrastination, alcohol, smoking and more are all non-human giants lined up wanting to blow you off.
They will blow you off if you do not blow them off. You now know what to do to defeat them.
Crush them so that they do not crush you.
With what you now know is there any reason for you not to come out on top in your life? You will meet many giants on your way. Go ahead and be the best.