Give Me This Mountain

Wed, Mar 13, 2024

As I entered the fourth decade, I felt anxious, not knowing what to expect. I was afraid of growing old and losing grip on my life. Yet God chose this time to remind me that the best was yet to come.

Joshua and Caleb were the only survivors who came from Egypt and made it to the promised land. While Joshua grew old and advanced in years (Joshua 12:1), Caleb, who was only 7 years younger, remained young and vigorous. Ageing is a matter of the heart and mind.

What was his secret? Firstly, he believed the word of the Lord spoken concerning Israel that they would possess the promised land. He believed it so much that what he said and did was based on this conviction-Joshua 14:7. We must align to the word of the Lord.

Secondly, Caleb believed the word of his prophet, Moses, in Joshua 14:9-10, so much so that he chose to live his life based on this word. Someone once said ‘My Prophet, my Profit.’ 2 Chronicles 20:20 says that those who believe the word of their prophets will be successful. There is a great reward for those who believe in the words of their prophets. What words of prophecy have been proclaimed over your life? Do you believe them? Write the words down, pray and run with the vision-Habakuk 2:2

Thirdly, Caleb asked Joshua for his mountain in Joshua 14:12. It was not enough to know that the mountain was his, Caleb asked for it. We must ask for the mountain in prayer. We believe, align with God’s word and then proclaim it to God in prayer. Prayer, therefore, becomes a joy and a place of agreement with God.

Lastly, Caleb pursued his mountain in Joshua 14:12b-15 and became successful. With God’s help, all things are possible. Have you given up on a promise that God made to you? Arise and pursue it with the help of God. Caleb remained fit for over 45 years in order to conquer his mountain. He wanted Hebron for his possession so badly that he could not die before possessing it. What do you want? Do you have the stamina for it? Are you ready for it?

Discipline is a great value to have when we have mountains to conquer. We must remain physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, psychologically, and financially fit to pursue our mountains.

I am not growing old but like Moses at 120 years, I have the strength to climb mountains and with perfect eyesight I will see the promised land (Deuteronomy 34:7). I am remaining young, strong and vigorous to pursue the purposes of God on earth!

To many happy returns as I traverse my fourth decade on earth. I will pray like Caleb, “Give me this mountain, Oh Lord!”


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