Numbers 13 v 27-28 This was their report to Moses: “We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces.
But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak!
Moses sends 12 scouts into the promised land and report on what they see. When they returned, they did in fact see God’s promised land however they also saw some obstacles in the way.So the report was positive, however in their eyes not achievable because of these obstacles.
In verse 30 Caleb tries to quiet the people as they stood before Moses and said let’s go at once to take the land we can certainly conquer it.But the other men who explored the land disagreed and continued by saying that the men there are stronger and that all the people there are giants and even stating that we are like grasshoppers in front of them.
The context that we have in this message and this scripture is looking at God’s people who have been led as slaves out of Egypt through the desert and are on the eve of entering into the promise that God has for them.
The perspective here is that they have physically witnessed God’s hand over their lives, the parting of the sea, God’s provision for them in the wilderness. Their clothes did not get old their shoes did not wear out and that’s how much God looked after them yet at the eve of God’s promise they start doubting.
It says in the first verse of chapter 14 in numbers that the whole community began weeping and crying all night and that these voices then rose in great chorus and protest against Moses saying if we only just died in Egypt or even in the wilderness, imagine that?
Family the question today is, knowing that you have firsthand experience in your life on how God has taken you from challenge to triumph in certain areas of your life. Knowing what your attitude towards the current challenges you are facing today.
Do you see your current challenges as too big to overcome, are you a grasshopper when it comes to your current situation.
Family, an important and critical quality to have on our daily walk in this life is to have the right attitude. I want to put it to you today that you will not enter God’s promise for your life with the wrong attitude.
We see this in numbers 14 from verse 20 to 24 we got tells Moses that not one of these people will enter the land God says that they have all seen his presence in the miracles and science that he has performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet they have treated him with contempt.
God goes on to say in verse 24 but my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me so I will bring him into the land he explored. His descendants will possess their full share of that land.
Your attitude in dealing with challenges is everything.
Our posture in facing challenges mentally is very important.
In Hebrews 4:15,16 NKJVthe Bible says: V16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
God says our attitude needs to be one that comes with reverence to Him because He is our King but also to have an attitude of boldness and assurance because He is also our friend and counselor.
I want to put it to you today that good attitudes do not guarantee success, but bad attitudes guarantee its failure. The attitude towards your work, your marriage, your family, your kids and so on is very important.
Therefore let us renew our minds, and ask God to show us the plans and purpose for our lives and not allow obstacles or challenges in our daily walk to allow fear to overpower Gods promise.