Considering the life of Caleb, a man that God acknowledged had the spirit of excellence, to fulfill your purpose in life, you will have to develop a spirit of excellence. Problems give us a spirit of hopelessness and failure but God wants us to have another spirit. That different spirit helps us to embrace our destiny. In Caleb’s time, his colleagues had a wrong spirit. Being a leader does not mean you have the right spirit. Those people were leaders in their tribes, yet they had the spirit of fear in them. They had the spirit of failure in them which was the product of the slavery they just came out of.
Caleb had allowed his encounters and experiences with God to fashion another spirit in him and when it came to the time of embracing his destiny, he embraced it with faith, courage and confidence. It is at such junctions that many people reject their destiny when negative spirit that they have cultivated, tolerated, accommodated and have compromised will rise up to fight them from embracing their destiny. If you allow your present walk with God to mark your consciousness and affect you, when the time comes for you to embrace your purpose and destiny in life, you will do it with a sense of call like Caleb did.
The question for you to answer is, which spirit are you cultivating? Will it enhance the fulfillment of your destiny or destroy it? The other people brought word to Moses as their eyes told them, but Caleb brought word as his heart told him. Men that develop the spirit of excellence operate from their heart, not just from their surroundings. Their surroundings may say it’s not possible but something in them tells them it’s possible with God. No man has the potential or the experience to say something is impossible, only God does and God says with Him all things are possible.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to cultivate the right spirit and attitude that will help me develop the spirit of excellence in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Nehemiah 1:1-3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 21:4