Monday, February 18, 2013

Never Tell Yourself "No"

Numbers 13:33 NLT "We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!”

If you read the entire chapter, you will see that Moses sent 12 men to scout the land that was promised to them (promised land--land flowing with milk and honey).  They were there for 40 days!  They returned with their minds focused on the negative--talking themselves and their community out of what was already theirs.

As I read today's meditational scripture, I thought about how quickly we sometimes forget God's promises, the dreams He places within us or just the direction we know that God is leading us.  Even after knowing these thing, we allow our current circumstances (what we see) to cause us to lose faith or tell ourselves "no" when God has already confirmed "yes" in the spirit.

I thought of two things when I read Numbers 13:33.
1- My mentor often tells me to apply for whatever position that I desire within my organization.  He always says to let them tell me no and to never tell myself no.  He said that I could be blocking my own blessing by not even taking the steps to apply for the position.
2-The way we view ourselves is the way we think others see us.  We project our own feelings of confidence or defeat about ourselves onto others--believing that they see us the same way.  For example, if you think you're "small" or inadequate, you will believe others see you that way.  You will also unknowingly behave in this way.  By doing this, you have now talked and walked yourself out of a potential blessing.  Remember that as a man thinks, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)

Believe in God's plan and in yourself no matter the circumstances.  God knew what would be ahead before you entered into it.  Remain faithful; there is already a plan in place to get you to where you need to be.  Remember to always consult The One from whom the plan originated!

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