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I just feel like no matter how hard I try I will always be a failure at what I’m reaching for. I saw a quote on Facebook that said “God sends us a Goliath so that we may become David” but honestly, I don’t feel like a David. I don’t think I can ever become a David. I want to trust God but I just can’t. I know he says “ask and you shall receive” but I just can’t bring myself to actually believe it. I feel lost. Lost and completely alone. I want to be a David. Advice? Prayers?

November 2, 2016 at 20:19


Hi Vivian, a question I have is why do you want to be like David? Is it because you really want to have a fully surrendered heart to God and make an impact for His kingdom? Or is it because you wish to make a name for yourself? If it’s the former, then let me just tell you right now that just because you don’t feel like you’re maturing, doesn’t mean you’re not. God has people in different seasons with appointed ministries and each individual is unique and distinct from each other. It’s not a competition or race, it’s a gradual on-going relationship with God. Each one of us is still in the growing process, and while it can be frustrating when you’re not growing fast enough like some, it doesn’t make you any less significant. It sounds like you’re striving to achieve an expectation by your own strength instead of relying on God’s. My advice is rest in Him. Take out your Bible from your desk, phone, or computer, and ask Him to show you where He wants to read. Read Psalm 46:10 first. Then take notes over what you’ve read and pray about it. Ask for insights and trust. I’m praying that God will speak to your heart and show you who He is. You’re not alone. 🙂

November 10, 2016 at 12:13


What is it you want to do?

November 11, 2016 at 19:19


@jbac2641 Thank you. You’re right. I have to trust in God instead of myself. I want to be like David and trust that even though my Goliath is far stronger than I am, my God is stronger still. David didn’t doubt himself. He trusted in God’s strength and I feel like a failure because even though God always asks us to trust in Him, I trust myself first.
Your words were very comforting and much needed. And thank you for praying for me. I will do the same for you.

@AdventureGirl I want to be an animator but I didn’t get into art school and was worried it was a sign from God. I’m still trying but I’m afraid of not making it. It all sounds sort of petty now, but it looms over me (like Goliath), my future and success. I want to overcome my Goliath and trust that God’s strength is mine. It isn’t just about being an artist. It’s that I put my senses before God’s wisdom. I want to be a good, faithful David. I feel like I can’t. But I know that I just have to keep praying and listening out for God’s direction.

November 17, 2016 at 19:55


God doesn’t create a person just to watch them fail.
Believe me, I felt the same way before. I think we all get to a point at least five or six times in our lives where we believe we’re “Good at nothing” or “Can’t do anything right”.
These are all lies from the enemy. The simple truth is that God does not create people to watch them fail. I will say that you should certainly ask yourself “Is this a me thing or is this a God thing?” when you’re trying to accomplish something. Just question whether it’s something you want to do, or something God wants you to do.
How to know which one it is? Pray. It’ll unfold over time.
Just keep pushing ahead. Here’s some verses that might help you: Jeremiah 29:11, Joshua 1:9, Galatians 6:9, and Mark 10:27.
I’m praying for you… not just saying I am on an online form. I’m actually praying for you. xD God’s got this girl. Sometimes He allows hard situations so we will trust Him and come to Him more. (also, I’m not sure what your standards are on music, but I love listening to “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey whenever I feel that way.. xD)
Your Sister in Christ,

November 23, 2016 at 13:18


Hi, Vivian. You are not alone in these thoughts. I don’t feel like David either. There are plenty of times in my life, where I’ve felt more like the people of Judah when Jerusalem was destroyed.
Do you feel disappointed? You’re not alone
Is it hard to trust God? Absolutely

The key is holding on, even when it seems like everything’s going wrong.
We all have these thoughts.
To be like David, you have to see what went on with his life.
Your problem may not be as Goliath as you think.
It could be more like when David was on the run from Saul and ostracized from his own country.
It could be when his child was dying and he was praying and fasting and weeping
It could be when his son tried to overthrow him
To be like David, we need to see what happened after Goliath, when it really hit home

David was not perfect in any way, but through it all, he trusted God, even when life punched him in the face. Even after Goliath.

Keep holding on to God, even when it hurts and you can’t feel him.
Because Goliath is only part of the story

November 23, 2016 at 13:21


@billygirl88 Thank you so much for your response. You’re right. I just need to pray for God’s direction. Thank you for the verses as well. It really is wonderful, receiving advice from others. It means a lot to me. Thank you. And I will be praying for you as well. Your sister, Mary.

@Percy_Phantom Thank you. I’ve never even thought about David’s trials after Goliath. It really puts things into perspective. It does make me feel better to know that David was not perfect, but God still chose him. You have incredible wisdom. God bless you and thank you.

November 29, 2016 at 19:58
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