(Num 13:32)And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the sons of Israel, saying, The land through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up those who live in it. And all the people whom we saw in it were men of stature.
(Num 13:33)And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, of the giants. And we were in our own sight like grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
(Num 14:6)And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those that searched the land, tore their clothes.
(Num 14:7)And they spoke to all the company of the sons of Israel saying, The land which we passed through to search is an exceedingly good land.
(Num 14:8) If Jehovah delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.
In today’s economic climate it can be so easy to give up on your dreams, goals, and visions. When you tell friends and family what you desire to do they, though well-meaning present you with all the practicalities of why it is almost impossible for you to accomplish what God has put on your heart to do. In our scripture lesson Moses sends out spies to survey the land that God has promised them all the spies except Joshua and Caleb bring back a negative report the scripture actually says an evil report. However Joshua and Caleb remember that God had delivered them out of Egypt and that if this is where God wanted them to go they could and would possess the land.
There is nothing wrong with taking the advice of friends and family. However the people you want around you are those who believe and share your vision. You want those that will say the economy is bad but I’m still with you I’ll do whatever I can to help you. Often what God has placed in your heart may not make any sense and there may be no earthly reason why you should succeed. However we must always remember that the scripture tells us (2Ch 16:9)For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro in all the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart isperfect toward Him. If you are passionately doing what you truly believe that God wants you to do then don’t worry, don’t fret God wants to and he’s going to help you. Remember what Jesus said (Joh 16:33) These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Jesus has assured us that we shall overcome every problem, every obstacle, every disappointment. So (please insert “hoop” here) don’t worry about the naysayers or those who said they were with you and have left you. Don’t worry about the economy or what you don’t have in your bank account. Storms may rise and winds may blow but don’t give up, don’t give out and don’t give in. Hold out help is on the way it may seem silly to some, it may seem foolish, people may say your’re crazy. But hang in there, everything is going to be just great, God’s going to keep his promise to you. Don’t give up on your dream keep grinding, keep working, it’s going to get better weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. The Son is about to rise on your situation, the same people that talked about you and laughed at you will be coming to you looking for a job. Hang on in there, hold fast to your Faith, to your Vision, To Your Dream, Help is on the way and sooner than you think. Be Encouraged And Blessed Minister Mike