The house we live in has a sprinkler system. I know absolutely nothing about sprinkler systems. It took me a month of studying just to figure out how to turn it on. I needed to change all of the sprinkler heads. I know nothing about that. Barry, who knows about sprinkler heads, came out and showed me how to do it. It looked easy, so I figured this was a do-it-yourself project. I was telling Virginia about it, and you know what she said? She said, “Did you get Barry’s number on speed dial?” “No, why?” She said, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings. I’m not saying you can’t do it, but I know you. Before you start, promise me you will have Barry’s number on speed dial.” The truth is a lot of self-help projects end up being a mess. Sometimes it’s just better to call the experts in advance. David was smart enough to know that defeating a giant was not a do-it-yourself project. What he said in I Samuel 17:45-47 was that this was God’s battle to win. He needed help. He knew that the power of God was greater than the power of the giant. David didn’t focus on the giant; he focused on God. Some of you may be battling with a giant of some kind. Remember, defeating giants isn’t a do-it-yourself project. You need all the help you can get, and God has all the help that you need. To defeat a giant, you have to face it, fight it, and then faith it.
– Dr. Tim Thompson