The Grasshopper Mentality—Day 3

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The Grasshopper Mentality—Day 3
Numbers 13: 25-33

“Thus they told him, and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.”

 grasshopper_postAs we look at today’s devotional passage, personally I am left with these words; we came, we liked what we saw, and we left afraid of the blessing.

The spies realized the land was everything it was supposed to be. However, they could not enjoy the thought of what God was giving them because they focused on the inhabitants of the land, the giants.

Do we realize often what God is doing in our lives or what he has for us is being occupied by someone else?

During those times when our promised blessings are in the hands of someone else, we must be cognizant of our own behavior. Especially our faith in God.

Oh, how often have we probably forfeited some things because we did not continue to believe God despite how things appear?

The spies saw the land promised to them. They could taste the fruit for themselves; yet, they were unable to enjoy the potential of what God was going to do because they could not figure out for themselves, “How do we defeat the strength of these giants?”

As quickly as they gloried over the fruitfulness of the land, they simultaneously grumbled about the strength of the people and walls that could not be torn down.  As quickly as they gloried the land, they spoke with gloom regarding their abilities.

Glory and gloom, how often do these two words share the same space at the same time in our speech?

God never requires us to figure out how he is going to do what he is going to do. What he does expect from us is that we make ourselves available and trust him.

Question: How do we possess God’s blessings and doubt his ability at the same time?


Lord, help us to always trust in you, Amen.