You're stepping into your Promised Land
“That was awesome!” Kaleb said, with the biggest grin on his face.
“That is my favorite movie ever,” he added.
This was our 12-year-old’s response to seeing Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse this weekend. I think he may very well be one of the biggest Spider Man fans on planet earth. As you might imagine, Kaleb was pleased when my husband Kenya bought tickets for the whole family to see the flick in 3D on opening weekend.
I was saying in today’s podcast (as well as the blog I uploaded featuring our family outing), I didn’t expect to enjoy the movie as much as I did. But it was highly entertaining and contained a great lesson. It reinforced the truth that, if you want to tap into your “super powers,” you must be willing to take a leap of faith.
Taking a leap of faith requires you to act on what you believe, even though doubt, fear and worry will constantly nip at your heels.
As I was thinking about this lesson, as well as our son Kaleb’s great affinity for Spider Man, I thought about Caleb from the Bible. He had to take a leap of faith.
We meet Caleb, a faith-filled Hebrew from the tribe of Judah, in Numbers 13. At the time, the Israelites had been delivered from Egyptian slavery and were preparing to cross over into their Promised Land, Canaan. Caleb was one of the 12 spies appointed by Moses to scope out the land in advance.
Sadly, all of the leaders on the advance team—with the exception of Joshua and Caleb—were too afraid to take a leap of faith, and go into the territory God said they could have. The giants intimidated them. They began to see themselves as too small to fight the enemy and win.
In the midst of all this, in Numbers 13:30, Caleb said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.”
That’s the mindset you need to have in order to take a leap of faith. Surely Caleb saw the same obstacles and opposition as the other 10 nervous spies. But he chose to respond differently. Instead of focusing on the size of the problem, he focused on the size of his God. He believed in the certainty of the Lord’s promises.
If the Lord said the Israelites could possess the land, Caleb believed it. And because Caleb believed God, he was able to inherit the land of promise.
Those that didn’t believe were excluded.
Friend, when you believe God, you won’t die in the wilderness. When you trust Him, even though you see giants, mountains and hindrances in the way, God will move them all. When you place your confidence in the promises He has spoken over you, you will see Him perform every word. Everything you need, He will supply.
Your faith is the key.
I believe someone reading this message has some giant-slaying faith. You won’t give up just because it looks bad. You refuse to quit in the heat of the trial. That’s why God is releasing what He has in store for you. That’s why you will see increase. You will witness God’s favor. You will recognize all the ways His mighty hand is at work in your life. God is going to reward your confidence.
Because you have held on, you’re about to step into your Promised Land. You’re getting ready to walk into your new season. As you await manifestation, I encourage you to keep on trusting. You’re moving in the right direction.
To confirm that believing God even when you don’t see Him moving is the right thing to do, I’m stirring 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV into your cup of inspiration, which says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
As you drink down the contents of your cup, continue clinging to the word of God. Declare His promises over your problems. Expect breakthrough to come. You will possess the promise.
Now let’s pray.
God, even though the opposition is strong and everything isn’t going my way, I believe You anyway. I stand in anticipation of greater things to come, and I thank You in advance for all of it. I decree and declare by faith that my season of release is upon me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!
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