But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!” But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!”… “The land we travelled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them, we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!” Numbers 13:30-33 NLT

The difference between the conquerors and the defeated/losers is their perception and the difference between faith and fear is in the picture they see and their reliance.

If all you see in every situation are obstacles, challenges, difficulties and giants. you will no doubt look like the grasshopper. If all you rely on is your ability, personal resources and experience you will always feel weak, feeble and incapable of doing any exploit.

On the contrary, if you can look away from yourself namely, your ability or disability, abundant resources or lack, your competence or incompetence; from what you can see, feel or hear. No matter how intimidating, terrible and worse the situation might look or appear, you are bound to be victorious.

Once you can see HIM who is invisible, powerful, faithful and resourceful to help you fulfil what He has promised, you will surely be strengthened in your inner man and courageous in your heart to advance without further delay to confront the enemies and possess your promised inheritance in Christ.

May the LORD God increase your knowledge of HIM that you may grow in your faith and total dependence on God. May the Lord give you the courage to silence the cowards and the fearful ones around you who may want to deny you access to your glorious inheritance in Christ Jesus. Good morning and do have a great and victorious week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola