As the people of Israel were lead out of bondage by Moses, this generation of Israelite’s were the descendants of people who had been in slavery for 400 years. They had basically developed a mentality of bondage. They viewed themselves as people that had been put down and beat up. They seemingly functioned better with people telling them what to do. They didn’t know how to make life happen for themselves. They weren’t decision makers.
As these people approached the Promise land, Moses sent out the 12 spies to look the land over. Most of us are familiar with the ten that came back with the evil report. The report was simply stating that the inhabitants of the land were giants and we are like grasshoppers to them.
But our focus is quickly turned to two of these spies – Joshua and Caleb – who had the unique ability to find the key to anything that is successful: Understanding. They understood that God was with them. These men had the ability to interpret the situation from God’s vantage point. This will always be the difference between success and failure in the Christian walk.
We must always endeavor to look at situations from a higher perspective than our own. Draw on your supply of understanding. Stop looking at the devils picture of defeat and focus on God’s picture of success. We must speak desires, not dread. Expectations, not failures. I borrow a quote from Mike Murdock, “The day you make a decision about your life is the day your world changes.”
May “Ridiculous Blessing” be yours today!