And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants, and we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:33
God’s promises are numerous in the scriptures. Sometimes we hear Him while reading our Bible, praying and even in our dreams. He gives beautiful promises and a glorious future for us.
Our text today reveals the experience of the children of Israel in the wilderness when God promised them a land flowing with milk and honey. They doubted him when they got the report of the giants in the Promised land. They were only looking at the giants instead of holding unto God’s word and standing on his promises. One thing is for God to speak; another is for us to hold Him by His words.
The fact that God promised us a safe landing doesn’t mean there won’t be storms, turmoil, and other difficulties. Giants will always come in the form of obstacles to prevent us from getting to the Promised Land. This giant may come in the form of financial difficulties, health issues, marital issues, unemployment, rejected proposals, addiction, and other challenges. Whatever your giant is, the most important thing is to overcome them.
How to overcome these giants?
- Have a positive attitude. You will never get to the Promised Land if you magnify these giants like the Israelites who doubted God. Have a positive attitude that your victory is certain in God.
- Hold unto your faith. Our lack of faith shows that we are limiting the power of God. He will never leave or abandon you (Deut. 31:6). So you are not alone, for this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith (1John 5:4).
- Look beyond the giants and refuse to be defeated. Focus on the Promised Land rather than looking at the giants. You should have similar courage as Caleb, a man with strong faith among the Jewish leaders. He lived to see the Promised Land because he never doubted God.
- 4. Persist in your prayers – persistent prayers have been proven to be a great strategy for overcoming the giants of life. In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus told us a story of a woman who prayed without ceasing. So, we must pray until something happens.
- Confess God’s word – an interesting part of the story of the Israelite experience in the wilderness is that in Numbers 14:28, God told Moses to tell them that He would do whatever he heard them say. When we are going through life challenges, our confessions are powerful. Do not confess negative words but declare your victory by confessing God’s promises for you.
As you meditate on these words this week, do not doubt God’s word. Just keep trusting Him, for surely, He will do it. He is not a man that He should lie. I pray that you will grow in the grace and courage of God