“Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.” Numbers 14:9
Moses sent a dozen men to explore Canaan, but only Joshua and Caleb came back with a positive report that Israel could take the land flowing with milk and honey. Where others saw giants, Caleb and Joshua saw the good land. They even brought back some of its bounty for the others to see.
However, the towering obstacles obscured the good things from the view of most of Israel and caused the majority of the people to believe the negative report:
They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them” (Numbers 13:32-33 emphasis added).
Have you ever wondered why some Christians are more successful in life than others? It all depends on one’s outlook. Some people have “grasshopper” vision. They are so busy looking at what they aren’t that they don’t see what they can be in God. Those with “giant” mentality, however, see themselves as God sees them, and they become what they want to be.
Even though you are a Christian, success only comes when you see yourself in the proper perspective and act accordingly. We can believe all the negative reports around us, or we can put our faith in Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father, help us to have giant mentality, with our eyes fixed on You. Remind us of Your Truth from today’s Scripture verse: “the Lord is with us; Do not be afraid.”