Bugs and Big Guys

There we saw the giants…And we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:33 NKJV)

Moses sent twelve scouts to check out the new homeland. Joshua and Caleb were included in the twelve. All twelve scouts saw the same thing: a land rich in milk and honey—and giants! Ten of the spies reported, “We saw the giants…And we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.” Joshua and Caleb saw the giants, too. But they had a different perspective. They reported, “Do not rebel against the LORD, or fear the people of the land, for they are our bread” (Numbers 14:9). Faith feeds off the bugs the enemy throws at us! 

The ten negative reports caused the people to be afraid. Some wanted to return to Egypt, and others wanted to just settle right there in the wilderness! They had a grasshopper mentality. Fear causes us to forget all the blessings from God and focus only on what we do not have. Joshua and Caleb stayed focused on doing God’s will, knowing He would be with them and bring the victory. They had a giant-killer mentality. To move from a grasshopper mentality to a giant-killer mentality, we have to believe that God goes with us into every battle. He equips us for every circumstance He brings us to. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). If you are facing a difficult challenge right now, remember that God is bigger than the biggest giant you will ever face!

Father, help me to remember that I cannot do anything in my own strength. I am thankful that You never leave me alone to face my fears.

Angie Davis (OH)

Previously published in Come to the Light
Copyright @2015 Angie Davis