You know the story from the Bible found in the book of Numbers, Chapter 13. Moses had just sent in 12 leaders to spy out the Promised Land. After 40 days of scouting the hills and the valleys, two of the 12, Joshua and Caleb, returned with a positive report. They declared to Moses and the whole assembly that the Israelites could take out the giants.
But 10 of the 12 spies reported that the giants were too big for them to conquer and that they felt like grasshoppers compared to the giants. They even said that the giants also deemed them as grasshoppers.
Where did they get that idea? Did the Israelites sit around the fires at night and commune with the people in the land? How could they have possibly imagined that the giants thought they were like grasshoppers? You guessed it- they imagined it!
Where did the real giants of the Israelites reside? In their minds. As a result, they lost their destiny.
If you are giving into negative thoughts (I can’t…, I’m not, I will never be able to…) you are allowing a giant to intimidate you and win the day. Scripture instructs us to think on things above, things that God has promised, and things that are from heaven. Whatever is pure or holy or kind or of a good report or compassionate or tender or merciful, think on these things.
Plant your mind in the land of God’s promises, and you will stop every giant that tries to distract you from your destiny. When you start thinking a negative thought, have another thought- think the opposite. When you start to think worry, think and act with worship. When you think defeating thoughts, start thinking feats, what can you do to begin accomplishing your goals. When you are discouraged, start thinking of all the people that have helped you along your journey.
What you think about, you bring about! Once you learn how to think, you can do remarkable things!
In your thinking, you can choose to be a grasshopper or a giant stopper.