"Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!”
God has called us to be more than conquers!!! This is one of my favorite verses in the entire Bible! I still remember the first time I read it. I was in my room having my devotion with God and came across this verse. I had been struggling with a lot of things and the volumes that this verse spoke to me were astounding!!
God had told the children of Israel that "this" was their land, they simply had to take possession of it. Moses sent spies into the land, and when they returned they gave a negative report. They said "yes, the land has everything that the Lord has promised to us and more, however there are these giants in the land." All they could see were the obstacles that were standing in their way. Joshua and Caleb however had faith. They knew that God had told them to enter the land boldly, because he had already made the way for them. They stood up against the crowd and proclaimed "We can certainly conquer it!" The unbelief and lack of faith caused God to send his chosen people back into the desert until that entire generation had died off only Joshua and Caleb were allowed by God to enter the promise land!
How many times do we look at our promised land and all we see are the giants that stand in our way and we are ready to turn the other direction? God has already prepared the way for us. He has that perfect job, that amazing home, the spouse who will honor and love you, the physical and emotional healing, the breakthrough in finances!
"God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?"
God WILL always come through... we just have to hang on and not loose faith. God is incapable of not keeping his promises!! What a mighty God we serve!