Following God’s Mission

There have always been objectors to a cause. They go by different names: opposer, oppositionist, obstructionist, pessimist, prophets of doom, protestor, quarreler, resister.

John Wycliffe who was one of the first men to put the Bible in English had his prophets of doom. The Revolutionary War hero, George Washington, had his detractors.  The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, had their objectors.  Abraham Lincoln was told he could never repair a country after it was so bitterly divided.

In Numbers 13 we find a story of some men who were seeking to follow God’s mission for themselves and for the nation of Israel. In this passage the Lord teaches us three lessons when we seek to follow His mission for our lives:

Logical observations that counter God’s will. If you follow God’s mission for your life it will not always follow man’s logical observations.

Numbers 13:28-29  …the people be strongand the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak  there….

Similar Life Experience ≠ Similar Life Mission. It’s interesting to note that similar experiences do not equate to following God with the same desire, intensity and passion.

Numbers 13:30-33  And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.  And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Joshua, Caleb and these other ten men experienced the same voice of Moses, the same wonderful provision and yet they didn’t seem to be in agreement about conquering the land.

The Result of Following God’s Mission: fulfillment & God’s blessing

Numbers 14:38  But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

I don’t know what is keeping you from following God’s intended mission for your life, but keep going.

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