THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“I was 40 years old then. When I came back, I told Moses what I thought about the land.
The other men who went with me told the people things that made them afraid. But
I believed the Lord would allow us to take the land.”
Joshua 14:7, 8
This was Caleb speaking to Joshua and he was talking about what happened when the 12 spies
got back from spying out the land of Canaan. That was the land YAH had promised his people.
But instead of going to possess it like the Lord promised 10 of the spies managed to strike fear
into the heart of the nation which stopped them dead in their tracks.
I want to zone in on a specific part of the verse I just shared;
“The other men who went with me told the people things that made them afraid.”
We have to be careful what we are hearing from others. There is so much stuff happening around
us that can make us afraid which in turn paralyzes us and makes us inoperable.
This is not a casual call I am making but a desperate one.
As much as we can, we need to beware of what we allow ourselves to hear.
Israel failed to enter YAH’s promise land because of 10 men who told them things that made them
afraid. This is serious.
Our country is about to have elections and there are a lot of people saying things that have the potential
to make me afraid but I have made a choice to block out those negative conversations. I have to do that
if I want to hold on to YAH’s promises concerning the nation. I know YAH has an amazing plan for my nation
but listening to all the negative things people have to say about what’s happening or going to happen will
not help me declare and hold on to what I need to hold on to.
You cannot operate in faith and fear at the same time. It’s either you believe or you fear. It’s that simple.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for news and trying to keep up to date with a situation, or things
happening around you but it gets tricky when those things perpetuate fear and dread instead of
faith and hope. You decide.
Joshua and Gideon refused to believe what the 10 men said. They were fully confident that YAH could
On the flip side, are you the one telling people things that make them afraid? It’s so easy to talk about the
bad things. Let’s change what comes out of our mouths.
When you do talk about a problem make sure you have a scripture, or word of encouragement that speaks
directly to the problem. Don’t leave the room or person on a negative.
“The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a well of life, but the mouth of the
wicked conceals violence.”
If you have heard or read things that have made you afraid then bring them to YAH.
Ask Him to replace that fear with faith and peace and hope.
One of my friends had destructive words spoken to him that were directly targeted to what YAH
had called him to.
Those words hit him hard, harder than he could ever imagine. He is still dealing with the effects
of it today.
Negative words are destructive.
Let’s learn to speak life and healing. That brings glory to YAH.
With that I am out…..
Blessings to you friends….