29 March, 2012
I'm Waiting For My Mountain
The story of Caleb is a story of victory, perseverance, and reward. It teaches us that God keeps His Word to us when we stay faithful to Him. We must not lose sight of the fact that Caleb realized His promise when he was 85 years old. The promise was delayed, but still it came. Joshua 24:12 records his words, “Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day.” This mountain was his promised inheritance. You and I have a promised inheritance too. What is our inheritance? A part of our inheritance is the harvest that God has appointed for us to reap. I believe that there are some Caleb’s who have carried some long term promises that God has kept for this hour and is now going to bring them forth. There are far more who have given up on their promise after only a short period of time, because they are impatient and easily swayed.
Are you ready to possess your promise and take your mountain? I believe that this is our time for breakthrough. This is our moment. Don’t miss the opportunity that God will give to you in this season of time. This is our year to move through the open open door. Revelation 4:1 - “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” This is a time to receive revelation and act upon that revelation. But we must willingly move through the open door of opportunity and stand strong and persistent in our waiting, so that we ready ourselves to receive revelation for our new assignment. Your assignment is your inheritance. If God has spoken an assignment into your spirit, and you abandon what God has spoken, then not only do you abandon the assignment, you forfeit your mountain! The assignment is to possess your promise! If you give ear to the voices of negativity and doubt and allow others to take your eyes off of YOUR assignment and put your eyes on theirs... you will NEVER reach your potential nor reap your harvest. When you lose sight of your assignment, you allow doubt to creep in... and doubt is an assignment killer. It robs us of our dreams and our faith, and ultimately of our promise. In this Biblical narrative, the result of doubt and unbelief of the ten was that the children of Israel never realized their promised inheritance. They died in the wilderness without ever entering into the Promised Land.
In Numbers 14 we learn that Israel missed their moment. They failed to enter into their promise because they were swayed by the opinion of others. They were convinced that something else was better than what God had promised them, and they turned and went another way. They died, having spent their life walking in circles in the wilderness. I'm convinced that many today die, having never received their promise, because they listen to the voice of other who have given up, and they choose to wander the wilderness in the companion of friends, rather than walk out the walk of faith that God has called them to do.
It's sad, but it is the most common result. Just as it was with the children of Israel, most will choose the voice of friends over the voice of God calling them to bigger and better things.
God is not two faced or double minded. He does not give you a dream, a goal or a promise, only to change it again and again. That's us. We waiver in our faith, and we turn and walk away. We notoriously blame it on God, saying that God has given us a new vision. That's convenient... but it's not God. 40 years later, Caleb said, "give me my mountain." The promise never changed. And it doesn't in our lives either. We may change... we may abandon... but God's promises are forever.