"But the men who had gone up with him said, 'We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are.' And they spread among the Israelites an evil report about the land they had explored. They said, 'The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes and we looked the same to them.'" - Numbers 13:31-33
God will often asks us to do something that is bigger than we are.
Just because God promises you something, that doesn't mean you won't have adversaries.
If God asks you to do something that appears to be difficult, He is also giving you an anointing to overcome it.
The Children of Israel, through their unbelief, determined how long they were in the wilderness. God never intended them to stay in the desert for 40 years.
Colossians 1:12,13 - "Giving thanks unto the Father ...Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son."
Many believers limit God without even realizing it by training their eyes on the limited resources of this world rather than the unlimited riches of God's Kingdom.
Their faith fails when they think of the troubled economy on the earth or of the scarcity that surrounds them.
The Bible says God has "delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son." To be translated means to be taken out of one place and put into another.
In other words, your citizenship is not primarily of this earth...you are first and foremost a citizen of the Kingdom of God. That means this planet doesn't have any right to dictate to you whether your needs are met or not. The Bible says God will meet your needs according to His riches in glory! (Philippians 4:19)
I wake up to the fact that I've been translated out of a world of poverty into a kingdom of abundance.
Heaven's unlimited resources are available to me!
1 Corinthians 13:13 - "So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
The power of love is the greatest power in the universe. It's beyond defeat. It never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
When you release love into a situation, you have released God into it.
When you release love into a situation, Jesus becomes responsible for its success.
I release love every moment into every situation, every prayer and every thought until it totally consumes my life. Love strengthens me and casts out every fear that has robbed me of God's greater blessings.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY