“There we saw giants.” Numbers 13:33
When Joshua and Caleb went into Canaan to spy out the land they saw giants. A giant is anything in your life that is bigger than you. It is something of very great size or force. It’s huge, colossal, enormous, massive or gigantic.
The Lord told Moses to send out some men, leaders of Israel, to explore the land which He was giving them. He specifically told the men to go up and see what the land was like and whether the people who lived there were strong or weak, few or many (Numbers 13:18). When they came back to report what they saw they said; “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size…we seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (vs. 33). But Caleb silenced the people and spoke up saying “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”(vs. 30). One man spoke up against all the other men who brought a bad report. What was it that Joshua and Caleb saw that the other leaders didn’t?
While the other leaders saw the impossible…the obstacles, the defeat, and an insurmountable task, Joshua and Caleb saw God. They saw what the Lord could do, they saw an opportunity and they saw with eyes of faith what no other man could see. Joshua and Caleb saw victory in the eyes of defeat. They believed their God could do anything including give them victory over their enemy that was much bigger and stronger than they were.
Giants represent great difficulties or obstacles in our lives that stalk us. They are in our families, our churches our personal lives and even in our own hearts. IF they are not overcome they will overtake us. It is the Lord alone who will give us the eyes to see that our giants are only as large as we allow them to be. The Lord Jesus is much greater than any giant in our lives. He has already won the victory and given it to us. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37). Take your victory today!