Numbers 13:30 (NIV) 30 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.”
Caleb, Joshua, and ten other men went into the Promised Land to find out exactly what was there and who they would have to fight to get it. When they came back they all agreed it was a land flowing with milk and honey, but only two believed they could take the land. The other ten were afraid and gave a bad report about the people there, their number and size. So the Israelites didn’t get to go into the land at that time because of their grumbling and complaining about God.
Sometimes when God asks something of me I have a Caleb inside me and at other times I have all ten of the others. The arguments I give myself about whether or not I am capable of doing what God has asked, would rival any report the ten spies made to the children of Israel. Is there any one else like that? I am slowly learning how to cut those arguments off in my head. How? By realizing that God is not going to ask me to do anything that He won’t equip me for. That as long as I am obeying Him, He will be beside me. And the most important, if He has asked me to do something, it’s not me who is doing it but Christ in me that is completing the task.
My prayer is that when God asks me to do something I obey without hesitation…that each day I trust Jesus more and more in ALL things in my life…that my life is a testimony to the wonderful blessings that come with being obedient to God. How about you?