“Watch the giants fall”

By Rosanna Aguilera
On April 19, 2019

This semester, I have been working on self-confidence and self-love. My favorite song to remind me of my strength is “Giants Fall” by Francesca Battistelli.
She begins by singing, “Everyone’s telling you to let go of what you’re holding to. It’s too late; too far. You’re too small; it’s too hard. Throwing water on that spark.”
She tells us not to be afraid of any giants in your way because anything is possible with God.
“So, step into the fight; he’s right there by your side,” Battistelli sings.
Then, she says my all-time favorite verse: “The stones inside your hand might be small, but watch the giants fall.”
I get the chills hearing that. 
It’s the perfect metaphor. 
We might not always have the best cards dealt to us, but we don’t need them. She basically says that if God will bring you to it, he will bring you through it.
She goes on to talk about how bold and brave we could be if we actually lived this way.
“With childlike faith, miracles could happen; mountains would start moving,” she says.
Imagine if everyone lived like we would win no matter what. I believe we are all destined for something great, but we don’t live like it; I know I don’t, at least.
Sometimes I have doubts about God’s plan. For example, I recently wasn’t awarded a scholarship and lost a job I had lined up.
I was upset until my boyfriend comforted me. 
“Maybe the person who they are passing that scholarship over to needs it more than you,” he said. “Maybe that other person needed that job more than you because you’re going to get different blessings.”
I am glad that someone else will be blessed with those things because I trust that God has something in store for me that I don’t know about yet.
I don’t understand it now, but I have to trust that he will hold me and make the giants fall.
I showed my dad this song and he loved it. Then he asked me “...what are your giants?” 
I didn’t know how to answer because when I look at my life, all I see are blessings. 
On a daily basis, I worry about school, work, bills and many other things. Those aren’t really giants, though. 
Any giants that have been in my way have already fallen. 
I hope and pray that I can continue to use these small stones in my hands to fight off the giants and watch them fall.


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