The Grasshopper Mentality—Day 5
Numbers 13: 25-33
“There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
Let us begin today’s devotional meditating on this thought: Our faith should view the circumstances of our existence from a divine perspective.
The one thing that should concern us in this life is, “Lord, what have you spoken regarding this matter?” To attempt to live life from any other perspective is to live life beneath our potential.
What a shame it is to live beneath our potential. Yet, how often do we succumb to fear, doubt, or even challenges because we are not convinced we can overcome those obstacles between us and our destiny.
We conclude this week’s devotional series with a figure of speech used in biblical days called meiosis. Meiosis means to diminish one thing to increase the size or importance of something else.
In other words, to discourage the crowd and help them understand what they were up against, the spies diminished their abilities and any chance of conquering the inhabitants of the land by saying, “And we would be like grasshoppers fighting giants.”
Question: How can we see life from God’s perspective if we do not see ourselves the way God see us?
Think about that for a moment. God is always up to something and it is in our best interest to move with him, however, how do we move with God not looking at things properly?
We forfeit so much in life and lose perspective of the boundless possibilities afforded to us when we neglect to see ourselves accurately.
The spies transposed this grasshopper mentality on themselves. Rather than seeing themselves as the rightful landowners, they saw themselves as insects that could be easily defeated.
Question: It is not hard to find ourselves in the same position as the spies, so, what are we doing to make sure we are not forfeiting our future?
Living with a grasshopper’s mentality is for those who doubt what God can do. However, if we are convinced that God is sovereign, like Caleb live with an attitude that says, “We are well able to overcome it.”
Until next week, God bless you.
Lord, keep our minds free from doubt, discouragement and fear, help us to live with the attitude of overcomers, Amen.