In A Pit With A Lion
"There was also Benaiah (Ben-eye-ah) son of Jehoiada, a valiant warrior from Kabzeel. He did many heroic deeds, which included killing two champions of Moab. Another time, on a snowy day, he CHASED a lion into a pit and killed it." - 1 Chronicles 11:22
In the Old Testament, King David was served by Thirty Mighty Men. Within that list of Thirty Mighty Men, there was an elite group of soldiers that served David as his personal body guards and at the head of that elite group of men, was Benaiah. There are many stories throughout the Old Testament that speak about the great feats of courage and strength of Benaiah, but when you truly take time to soak in the last sentence of the passage above, there is really no need for additional explanation.
Benaiah CHASED this lion down INTO THE PIT...that was COVERED WITH SNOW and footing was less than stable...and he killed the lion - some translations add "with his bare hands." As we would say here in the south - 'Nuff Said!
Many times in life, we are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable; challenges that when we look at them with our earthly eyes, seem to be like a lion waiting to devour us. Each and every time we face that lion, we have a choice - run for our lives or do what Benaiah did - turn the tables, throw conventional wisdom out the door and CHASE THAT LION!
Benaiah Consulting Group was founded at a time when we were facing our own lions. After spending 15 years with two large national staffing firms, the decision was made to step out and take the success that had been developed from working with several great teachers, mentors, trainers and leaders and focus on helping other firms achieve some of their own great success.
That first step - whether it's one time or every day - can be extremely intimidating. Our passion and prayer each day is to have the strength and courage that a man like Benaiah had and work with you, coach you, advise you and help you to CHASE AFTER YOUR LIONS!