Dream killers 4
'My servant Caleb has a different spirit.' Numbers 14:24 NIV
Caleb was truly remarkable. At 85, he dreamed of owning his own mountain in the Promised Land. There were giants there, but it didn't discourage him one bit. He factored God into the equation, saying 'we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them' (Numbers 14:9 NIV).With God, we can face the things we think we can't, we can overcome fears we think will hold us back forever, we can step into our calling even when everything around us is telling us we can't. God said, 'Because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it' (Numbers 14:24 NIV). Caleb had 'a different spirit', which brings us to another dream killer to overcome: lack of confidence. Dreams are at greatest risk of failing when they're new to us, when people don't approve, or when we have no past record of success to give us confidence. That's the point at which we must know God for ourselves, have a relationship with him, and trust him.Caleb is a great example of having faith in God for the impossible and factoring him into every situation. Let's not let a lack of confidence, in ourselves or in God, stop us from achieving great things for him. So what now? Build up your confidence in God today. Spend time with him, talk to people who have strong faith, and remember the times God has come through for you before.
Soulfood: Exo 1-3, Matt 5:13-26, Ps 42:1-5, Pro 1:20-27