Read Numbers 11-13
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. Numbers 13:30
Twelve men were sent into the land of Canaan to see the land and report back what they saw. Ten of these men returned with a discouraging report: the land was wonderful and just as God described it, but it was full of giants that they would never be able to defeat.
The remaining two had a completely different response to what they had seen. Caleb and Joshua saw the exact same giants, but Caleb still told Moses that they should go right this very minute and take the land, “for we are well able to overcome it.” Why did the two versions vary so greatly?
The 10 men saw the giants and forgot God’s promises. They were so overwhelmed by the largeness of the problem in front of them that all of God’s words went right out of their mind. The two, however, saw God at work and had no fear of the giants. Yes, they were still looming there, but Caleb said they were more than able to defeat them.
What giant stands in your way today? Is it fear, doubt, anger, discouragement or bitterness? You have a choice as you analyze the problem: you can either focus on the giant or focus on the Lord. One path leads nowhere, while God’s path leads to claiming the promises He has made for your life.