But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” Numbers 13:31
On a regular basis people are faced with tasks that seem tremendously huge and unsurmountable. A few people will face these tasks and overcome them, while the majority will back down out of fear and no confidence.
Those that face the tasks and tackle them will often remember past difficult task that they have already overcome. Forgetting past accomplishments will make the task appear to be larger and more impossible.
After exploring the new land, the majority of the Israelite men stated that they could not attack the people because the enemy was stronger.
The Israelite explorers were speaking the truth when they stated that the people of the new land were stronger, but they had forgotten that they had overcome Egypt, the greatest power of the world at that time.
Following God will mean one is moving into a new territory, a new land. The enemy, the world, will fight against the believer, attempting to stop him or destroy him. The world does not want to lose ground.
Natural eyes will see the world and its powers as greater and more powerful than the individual. Many believers back down from taking new ground. They fear what the world may say or do. The world appears to be too big and powerful.
However, the true believer has God’s Holy Spirit resting in him and giving him the favor and strength of God. He will remember what God has already done in the past and will continue to do in the future and will not believe the false reports of the size of the enemy.
God beat the enemy in drawing a person to believe in Him. Now God can beat the enemy through the believer, taking more ground in this world.
You will have tasks set before you that appear larger than you are. Although those tasks are large, God is bigger. Remember what God has already done in your past and in the past lives of others. What God has done before He can do again.
Don’t allow the false reports of how large the enemy is to cloud your mind but fill your thoughts with how large God is. Go in and take on the task with God at your side and see God give you the victory.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see difficult tasks through the eyes of God; that you will see how strong and faithful God is; and that God will strengthen you to reject the false reports of the world.