𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘦𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘮, 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘯𝘢𝘬, 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘦𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘮; 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴; 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴.’
As a believer, it’s so important to see yourself the way God sees you. ɴᴏᴛ ᴀ ʜɪɢʜ ᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴏғ ʏᴏᴜʀsᴇʟғ ʙᴜᴛ ʜᴀᴠɪɴɢ ᴀ ɢᴏᴅ ᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴏғ ʏᴏᴜʀsᴇʟғ.
Israelites were God’s covenant people. Yet, many of their leaders didn’t see themselves as God saw them. Look at what they said when faced with a challenge, ‘we are like grasshoppers in their sight because we are like grasshoppers in our sight.’ How can a believer talk like that? There is a reason. However, in the next chapter, two leaders namely Joshua and Caleb spoke differently. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱, ‘𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵.’ Wow, Glory to God.
Both Joshua and Caleb were full of the Word and that’s the reason they spoke differently. Only through the Word, you can know how God sees you. ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴅ, ʏᴏᴜ sᴇᴇ ᴡʜᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ᴀʀᴇ ɪɴ ᴄʜʀɪsᴛ, ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɪɴ ᴄʜʀɪsᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴅᴏ ɪɴ ᴄʜʀɪsᴛ. 𝗔𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗲𝘁, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.
𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆, 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒖𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒔𝒆𝒕. 𝑵𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖. 𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒘 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆!