'We...saw giants...we felt like grasshoppers.' Numbers 13:33 NLT
Ten of Israel's twelve spies returned from the Promised Land saying, 'We...saw giants...we felt like grasshoppers' (Numbers 13:33 NLT). The other two, Joshua and Caleb, saw the same giants but believed that with God's help they could be conquered: 'Let us go up at once and possess it...for we are well able' (Numbers 13:30 TLB). That's the language of a winner!
Understand this: God has a plan for your life, but you'll never fulfil it until you come into agreement with his Word. 'But I have so many problems. How could God use someone like me?' you ask. Paul said, 'I don't mean to say that I have already...reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me' (Philippians 3:12 NLT). When God uses imperfect people, it makes us realise that he alone is our source, our strength, our strategy and the secret to our success. The Bible says, 'The foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God's weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength' (1 Corinthians 1:25 NLT). You have a God-ordained destiny, and no excuse for not fulfilling it. You can't use weakness as a defence, for God says, 'My strength is made perfect in weakness' (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV). You can't use your past as an excuse, for God says, 'Old things have passed away...all things have become new' (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV).
How God sees you isn't the problem; it's how you see yourself that keeps you from succeeding! So ask God to give you a new understanding of how he sees you - loved, righteous, blessed and favoured!
Soulfood: Gen 47-49 Luke 11:1-13 Ps 36 Pro 5:21-23,