Let me begin by issuing a reminder on behalf of God. This pandemic will not prevent God’s promises. As a matter of fact, this pandemic is a path to God’s promise. If you believe that, confess this aloud, “This pandemic will push me into my promise!”
Now that we’ve settled where you’re headed, I must warn you to check where your head is. What you focus on during this pandemic will determine what you produce. If you keep your eyes on the opportunities, and not the obstacles, you’ll surely occupy the promised place God is leading you to.
Notice these words from Numbers:
Going north, they passed through the Negev and arrived at Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai – all descendants of Anak – lived … When they came ot the valley of Eschol, they cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes so large that it took two of them to carry it on a pole.Numbers 13:22 – 23, NLT
In this excerpt, some spies went to the land God promised to give the Israelites. They got a sneak peek of what would be, to reassure them that they were leaving what had been. While there, their attention gravitated toward two things, large in size, that the Lord wants to share with you:
- GIANTS: They saw the descendants of Anak. They were people so large that the spies felt like grasshoppers in their presence. These giants represent obstacles, which always shrink our view of our potential. If you focus on the obstacles ahead, you will always think small and do less.
- GRAPES: While in the promised land, the spies cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes. This cluster was so large that two men had to carry it on a pole. The grapes represent opportunities. Although it’s not stated, I’m certain there were more grapes than giants. The point is, there are always more big opportunities than obstacles, if you’ll just look for them.
My question for you is simple. During this pandemic, where is your focus? Are you looking at the grapes (opportunities) or the giants (obstacles). Both are in the land of promise, but where you focus will determine your results. The only giant that requires your attention is the grapes, for the other ones won’t stop your promise. Feed your faith instead of your fears, and watch God take you straight to favor!