Have you ever taken careful thought of yourself? Do you realize that there is absolutely no one like you in the whole universe? The same way you are so very unique, your purpose on this earth is unique and your way of doing things is unique. What we need to work on is believing that you are completely enough to fulfill your purpose just as you are. Sometimes, we are tempted to think that someone else is better and we try to be like them or other people think you can do things better if you do it their way. So they try to impose their ways on you.
When Saul was convinced that David could indeed fight against Goliath, He put his armor on David and made David dress like him. But David was bold enough to say, No! I am going to be myself. I am going to fight the way I know how. We need to realize that it is not always our strength that makes us win. Many times, better techniques are more powerful that physical strength. David understood that well. He had practiced using his stones so much that he knew exactly how they work. He would have lost the battle if he went to fight wearing Saul’s war attire because they did not fit him, they were too heavy for him and he did not know how to use them. But he went out the way he knew how to fight even though it did not seem to measure up. He killed Goliath! You are at your best when you are authentic/yourself. Do it your way and you will have lighter loads to carry and more success.
1 Samuel 17: 38-40, Then Saul dressed David in his own military clothes. He put a coat of armor on him. He put a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David put on Saul’s sword over his clothes. He walked around for a while in all that armor because he wasn’t used to it. “I can’t go out there in all this armor,” he said to Saul. “I’m not used to it.” So he took it off. 40 Then David picked up his wooden staff. He went down to a stream and chose five smooth stones. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag. Then he took his sling in his hand and approached Goliath.
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."