After David killed Goliath, he brought the giant’s severed head, not to Bethlehem which was his home town, or to Gibeah which was theroyal city of Israel at this time - but to the Canaanite city of Jebus, later called Jerusalem. At this time the city wasn’t under the control of Israel. Why did he bring the trophy of his transition into unconquered territory?Because it is important to bury your trophies in your future and not your past.Even at this young age, David was dreaming of the conquest of this city.He was prophetically planting the head of Goliath in the city he one day intended to conquer and establish his throne.
The confidence and boldness David discovered from defeating the giant fuelled the dream that he could defeat the rest of Israel’s armies and enlarge their territory. The victory inspired him to think beyond the current boundaries and borders in which he currently resided.
After you win a battle or achieve a goal in one area of your life, celebrate and revel in it - but don’t stay there too long. Don’t stop or get stuck. Allow that achievement to inspire a greater dream and push you into new unoccupied territory with the confidence you now carry. Use the momentum of your success in one “city” to encourage you to set goals for the good future that lies before you. Allow yourself to dream bigger dreams and see yourself prophetically in the wide open space that God is preparing for you.
1 Samuel 17:54
“David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem; he put the Philistine’s weapons in his own tent.”
2 Samuel 5:6-10
“The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” They thought, “David cannot get in here.” Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion - which is the City of David....David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward. And he became more and more powerful, because the LORD God Almighty was with him.”