In the Bible, Caleb came back with a good report after his spy mission in Canaan. Ten of his fellow spies panicked when they saw the size of some of the Canaanites that they need to defeat in order to claim the Promised Land. “They are too powerful,” they claimed but Caleb viewed the adversity through a different perspective. Surely he has his doubt but he focused on the One who had brought Egypt down to its knees and on the God who provided manna, quails and waters when the Israelites were in the desert. Caleb surveyed the Promised Land, saw adversities but he concluded that nothing else was a match for God’s power. “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it." (Numbers 13:30) Only Caleb and Joshua gave an evaluation prompted by faith in the Almighty.
Have you reached the same conclusion regarding the obstacles in your life? Instead of allowing the problem at hand to overwhelm you, think about who is the One who is in your team. Caleb did and he entered the Promise Land. Refuse to be intimidated by your spiritual enemies no matter how enormous they seem. Remind yourself of the miraculous power that God is able to lavish on you.
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
- John W.