There are times in our lives when all of us will be challenged. Adversity is no respecter of persons, and doesn’t care who we are, where we live, what our socioeconomic status is, our job title, or even our academic portfolio. The issues of life will weigh us down, when our focus is only on their size. The enemy loves to get our eyes off of Jesus, and on to our circumstances; however there’s no Giant too big for our God to conquer.
When a Giant confronts us, we immediately see how weak we are. For example, when we face the Giant of “INADEQUACY”, we may feel a lack of confidence that makes us believe that we are not good enough for a certain job, a task, or even establishing relationships with other people.
“REJECTION” is one of the most feared Giants that the enemy uses to keep us in bondage, because Satan knows that all of mankind wants to be loved and appreciated. The enemy of our soul looks to attack our emotional pain, especially when we have been consistently on the receiving end of heartache and disappointment. Our own histories cause these Giants to begin to grow. The Giants come from our past experiences, and they terrorize us until they prevent us from moving forward.
In Numbers 13:27-33, after spying out the land that was promised to them by God, those who were sent out came back to Moses with a report stating that the land did in fact flow with milk and honey, but the people who live there are powerful and very large (Giants). Moses sent out 12 spies, but only Joshua & Caleb looked upon the land with eyes of faith, which always gives a good report, because faith see what God sees.
Numbers 14:24 (Amplified) says, “My servant Caleb, because he has a ‘different’ spirit, and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.” Caleb followed the Lord with his whole heart, and because he was in alignment with God, he was victorious over the Giants, and we can be too.
§ What Giant(s) am I currently facing?
§ Have I sought the Lord for a strategy to overcome it (them)?
§ Have I reduced God to the size of my situation?
Source: I Won’t Fear The Giants, Pastor Bernard McNeill, 06/24/18