Dustin and Goliath

He was nobody special.
He had no formal weapons training.
He was from a small, obscure town in the countryside.
He worked for his father.
Yet he was able to conquer any fear and with confidence and a steady hand he brought down the giant.
Individuals like David are not a vanishing breed.
He had a natural ability – a gifting from God, to be able to not only face the giant but kill a lion, bear, play the harp, sing, and eventually lead God’s people.
When the king was looking for someone to play and sing before him, one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the LORD is with him.” 1 Sam 16:18
His life was one of honoring God and the prophet Samuel told king Saul, “The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart” (1 Sam 13:14) in referring to David.
Last night another David and Goliath story came to fruition.
Dustin was nobody special.
He had no formal weapons training.
He is from a small, obscure town called Zavalla in the East Texas countryside.
He works for the Father and operates a Christian Camp called Camp His Way.
And yet this young man went up against government trained weapons specialists, national pistol competitors, rifle competitors, SEAL team members, S.W.A.T. team members, law enforcement, and military.
I’ve watched for several weeks as Dustin stayed in the competition.
I was impressed with his self-taught skill and how he composed himself in the midst of all those giants.
I don’t know what Dustin did when the camera was off but I know what others did when the camera was on.
I saw tempers flare and heard language censored; but not from Dustin.
Last night he mentioned how they’ve outgrown the camp and could use the $100,000 prize money but that he had faith in God to provide and if God wanted to provide through this competition that He could do that.
And so He did!
Congratulations to Top Shot Season 3 winner Dustin Ellerman.
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.Col 3:17

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