Starting a new year can stir up new ideas, new plans, and new goals. When you think of the things God has placed in your heart, do you step forward with the mentality of “I can”? Unfortunately, there are too many believers today that don't see themselves in this way...we see ourselves as “cannot’s.”
Benaiah had real obstacles before him. He really did go up against Moab’s mightiest warriors, he really did go into that lion’s lair, and he really stood up to a mighty Egyptian enemy, but to do so he had to move past his excuses. Let this year be the time you move past challenges and operate in faith.
Just as Jesus was raised with God’s supernatural power from the dead, this same power is working in you and will raise you up and strengthen you.
When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the visual cortex, the brain sends the body an urgent message: run! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power. In this series we look to 2 Samuel 23 and examine the life of some of David’s mightiest men. We start with Benaiah, a man who chased a lion into its territory and overcame it, and through rest of this series learn how to unleash faith and courage needed to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams God has given you and change your world.