Since the beginning of time, there have been epic tales of heroes and villains who have been popularized in literature and media—heroes that you love and greater enemies that you love to hate. The one common thread through each epic tale is the story of morality and how evil is trying to overcome and overtake that which is right and good.
The reality is that these epic tales—good versus evil—takes place each and every day in the lives of everyday people. God is real and you face a real enemy that in his limited power is attempting to come against you on every level and in every area of your life to destroy all the plans and purposes that God has for you.
David was a man that knew a lot about enemies—not only enemies but unbelievable enemies! David faced enemies such as fear, envy, jealousy, limitations, and circumstances. David faced lions and bears, was forced to flee for his life hiding in fields, caves and foreign countries. As we take a look at David—what he went through and how he faced his enemies—we will be able to gain important principles to success in not only facing our enemies but living victoriously and having an unbelievable life!
Men are created by design to do battle. God created you to be a warrior. Placed in the heart of man is the desire to conquer and attack something. John Eldredge says it this way,
“Capes and swords, camouflage, bandannas, and six-shooters—these are the uniforms of boyhood. Little boys yearn to know they are powerful, they are dangerous, they are someone to be reckoned with…Aggression is part of the masculine design; we are hardwired for it.”
This is not childish immaturity, but a natural acting out of what has been placed in the heart of man. This is by design. You are created in the image of God and He is a warrior:
“The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. ” Exodus 15:3 NIV