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"Giants in the Land"

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011, at 2:14 PM

"And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, 'The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.'" (Numbers 13:32-33)

The Israelites wandered around the desert for 40 years long awaiting the day that the good Lord would bring them the land He had promised them. When they had finally approached their destination, they were taken aback as they discovered one problem ... there were giants in the land.

Notice that scripture tells us that the children of Israel saw their enemies as giants and saw their own selves as grasshoppers. No one told them they were "grasshoppers", no one told them they were like a mere insect, no one told them they were small, however, this is how they viewed themselves in their own sight. Because they saw themselves in this manner, the giants also began to see them in this way... "and so we were in their sight."

Often we portray to others what we believe about ourselves and then they too begin to believe what we say about ourselves.

I wonder how many believers have passed up a promotion, a better home, a better opportunity because they felt like they were too small and insignificant. I wonder how many believed that the goal was too lofty for them to obtain. Beloved, remember Jesus' words, "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father" (John 14:12).

As Christians, we should see ourselves being able to attain all things through Christ.

David was but a shepherd boy who slayed the giant Philistine ...

Esther was but an orphan who became the queen of the palace ...

Mary Magdalene was but a prostitute who sat at Jesus' feet ...

Jesus was but the son of man from Bethlehem who died on the cross for our sins ...

So do not allow the giant roadblocks in your mind to keep you from God's promises. Refresh your mind from the Giants that you have created. Remember that the Almighty God is by your side and He is mighty to save you from the giants in your life. Charge forward with confidence and expect to do greater things!

Christina is the founder of Relentless Love Ministries and lives in Linton. She is an active speaker, guest lecturer, and published author. For more information, questions, or comments, email chollensbe@mac.com .

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