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Inspiration is a powerful thing. One way it happens is when we see someone else doing something great, awesome, or life-changing. Their example of success or positive action births something in us. It inspires us to do what we were otherwise afraid to do, or too lazy to do.
We see this all the time with kids. We have a swing set in our backyard for our grandchildren. I’ve watched one grandchild inspire another to get on the swing, climb the monkey bars, swing higher and faster, all because someone else did it first! Example is a powerful thing.
David did this for the men of Israel. After he chose to fight Goliath and defeated him, suddenly, these formerly fearful men got a massive dose of courage. Take a look at what happened in 1 Samuel 17:48, 49; 52 (NIV) “As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. …Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.”
The big question for us is, will we be “inspirers” or “inspirees” in life? Probably both. Find someone that can inspire you. Then find a way to be an inspiration to others. Get the inspiration ball rolling!