Problems exist in our lives to give us one message, “what you can’t do” and purpose is given to us to tell us, “what we can do”. Which are you listening to? Looking at the life of Caleb in the book of Num. 13, it’s amazing that he and the others went through the same land, saw the same sight, saw the same people, and yet they came back with different reports. There’s something in this man Caleb that made him different – a spirit that refused to accept the status-quo, a spirit that refused to accept what is contrary to the will of God in his life.
To develop the spirit of excellence, you must be a fighter. You must be willing to fight or else you will become a victim. In life situations, there are opposing forces, enemies and situations that are inimical to your progress. If you will develop the spirit of excellence, you must be willing to stretch against the opposing forces and circumstances that do not look favorable. Caleb saw the giants, he saw the cities walled to heaven like the rest of them saw did, but they accepted it as a proof that they cannot do it. They were focusing on their problems and not purpose and when you focus on your problem, you will see more of what you cannot do than what you can do.
When you focus on your purpose, it will show you clearly what you can accomplish and what God actually designed you to do. Caleb and Joshua demonstrated this. They exhibited a willingness to fight for what they wanted in life. When you see many people that are not willing to fight, they end up becoming victims and having victimized mentality in life. They end up looking as if life has treated them so badly and they think that those that are making it have a special privilege from God. Before long they begin to complain and blame God which is very wrong.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive deliverance from every way that I have been focused on what I cannot do, I receive the eyes of my understanding opened to see the divine possibilities God has placed in my life, situation and circumstances in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Esther 1:1-3:15, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Psalm 35:17-28, Proverbs 21:19-20