Dipo Adebayo
3 min readJan 8, 2023


The #1 Thing To Remember When You Face Challenges.

The boy stared up at the great giant.

His knees shook in fear, his whole being trembled in terror.

The sheer size of this superhuman sent shivers down his spine

He had spent endless hours, painfully preparing for this battle.

For to save his Love, the beautiful princess,

The evil giant must first be defeated.

But now, he suddenly seemed incapacitated.

He had been a fool all this while.

How can a millipede swallow a rattlesnake?

How can a motorcar crush a freight train?

How can a boy slay a giant?

And so the boy turned away. And so the boy lost his Love.

But little did the boy know that standing right next to him,

With eyes of fire and feet of bronze,

And with a voice like the sound of rushing waters-

Was a greater colossal giant, the sheer size of whom,

When compared to the giant he was to battle

Subjected it to the utmost irrelevance.

As the size of a Lion makes that of a little cat insignificant

If only he had believed. If only he had taken a step forward-

Then the true Giant would have rushed forward

And delivered the evil giant a death blow.

And the battle would have been over, without even a fight.

If only he had been bold. If only he had believed.

If only.

“Aren’t we sometimes like that boy?”

When we face challenges, sometimes we forget that God is with us and become terrified.

In fear, we either run from what we should face or face it with the wrong mindset because there's fear in our hearts, and so we don't get victory.

But when we know that God is with us and lean into Him for confidence and direction, we can be like David when he faced Goliath, and face situations with faith, wisdom, skill, and bold action.

This new year, let’s choose faith over fear. Remember that even in the most difficult times, God is with you and He will carry you through.

Happy new year!

For related articles, read these:

7 Practical Steps to Overcome Fear & Inadequacy: https://link.medium.com/omSRAoRE9sb

A Simple Prayer for New Beginnings: https://link.medium.com/GM5LsrhLowb

When Life Feels Difficult, Do These 3 Things: https://link.medium.com/g4lX6FGnqwb

Here’s why you can’t give up: https://link.medium.com/BLXDOIINowb

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Dipo Adebayo

I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo