Joshua 14:6-10 NKJV “You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. I was forty years old…here I am this day, eighty-five years old.”
As believers we ought to take action in life based on the promises of God’s word. It is the Word that gives us conviction, and inspires faith within our heart. When Caleb was 40 year old he had gone to spy the Land of Promise, and most importantly, he received a promise from God that he would possess the land. However, the other spies who had gone with him came back with an “evil report”. (Num.14:37). An evil report is any testimony in your life or situation that blatantly violates the promises of God to you. This wrongful attitude of the others who had gone into the land of Canaan to spy out the land caused God to delay the promise.
The Bible is filled with promises from God for your life. It is His will in testament. The former and the latter. Jesus not only died testate, but He also was raised up to enforce His will in the presence of the Father. In life, situations will come up against us that challenge the promises of God in our situation. It may seem like the Word is taking forever to manifest, but you must not let the challenges you face wear you out.
Like Caleb you must hold on to the Word of God. Wear your situation out with the Word of God. Do not be subject to time, and let your heart hold on to your conviction of God’s promise and let the Word continually live in your mouth. An attitude that is ready to wait on God’s Word for as long as it takes, refusing to grow weary in the face of adversity is a winning attitude.
Scriptures to Meditate: Josh.1:9, 2 Tim.1:7, Rom.8:28, 2 Chron.15:2