Memorize: And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:33
Devotional Reading: Num. 13-17-30
So many times we bow to what should bow to us simply because we entertained fear.The truth of the matter is this, you cannot be enslaved by fear unless you allow fear to rule you, it is a matter of choice.
From our devotional reading of today we saw how Ten of Israel’s twelve spies returned from the Promised Land with fearful report, ‘We even saw giants… we felt like grasshoppers.’ The other two, Joshua and Caleb, saw the same giants but believed the promise of God, they chose not to entertain fear, rather; they chose faith in God, they said: ‘Let us go up at once and possess it… for we are well able to take the land.’ That is the attitude of a conqueror! One of my favourite Hymns is “Conquerors and overcomers now are we, Thro’ the precious blood of Christ we’ve victory if the Lord be for us we can NEVER fail, Nothing ‘gainst His mighty power can e’er prevail”.
God has a good plan for your life yes that is true, according to Jeremiah 29:11; but God can not come down and execute the good plan for you. For as long as you refuse to come in agreement with His Word, such plans will always appear impossible. You saw that 10 of the 12 spies couldn’t see the possibility of them taking the land because they were afraid and not in agreement with what God told them.
Many people today have lost the great future God planned ahead for them because of unbelief bourne out of fear. God had already made that promise to Moses that the children of Israel will possess the land but God isn’t going to come down and possess it for them. The same with many today, they have refused to enter and take possession of their Canaan land because they are afraid. They want to see before they believe; but Jesus told Thomas in John 20:29; “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” God wanted the children of Israel to believe what they have heard from Moses which is a sign of Faith, but unfortunately only 2 believed and only those 2 out of the 12 entered and took possession of the land.
I ask you today, are you seeing giants in the way to your land of Canaan or are you seeing and believing the promises of God for you? The choice is yours. Those that see giants out of fear will stay outside the gate to their land of promise, while those that see and believe the promises of God will press in and take possession of their Canaan land.
As citizens in Nigeria go to the polls today to vote and chose their president, and national assembly leaders, may our choice be according to the promises of God for that great nation in Jesus name.
How other people see you isn’t the problem; it’s how you see yourself that keeps you from getting the fulfillment of the promises of God for your life.
I pray that you will not allow fear to keep you outside the gate of your land of promise in Jesus name.
Prayer point: O LORD, please remove fear from me and help my unbelief in Jesus name.
Key Dose: It takes faith and courage to posses what you have not seen.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)