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2 Samuel 21:15 “Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted”
In this scripture where King David becomes exhausted and nearly gets killed in battle; shows how David’s men kill four large Philistine warriors. These four Philistine warriors; Ishbi-Benob, Saph, Goliath the Gittite and a man with twelve fingers and twelve toes are thought to be either the brothers or sons of Goliath, whom David killed many years previous.
2 Samuel 21:22 “These four were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his men” [Goliath was also from Gath]
Remember when David went to face Goliath many years previous, he chose five smooth stones from the beck. Why five when he only used one? Well I think the other four were for Goliath’s four sons. You see, David had a vision, a complete vision to not only take out Goliath but his lineage also.
The problem was that he became tired and exhausted and so his men had to finish the job. The fact is, as a leader and carrying a vision you can become tired and exhausted. There is no way that a single person can carry and entire vision to completion by themselves. It made me ask the question: As leaders, are we distributing the vision onto other leaders and carriers?
This is my fifth year of consecutive youth work this year, and I have been leading our youth ministry for two years now. It’s hard work. I have to make sure my team is on board with my vision so that they can carry it when I get tired. Whether you are a leader or a follower, make sure to delegate or help carry the vision so it continues on after you.