“And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are ye still? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.”
Judges 18:9 KJV
Possess the Land. Possess the Land.
Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy.
Although we know we are human, we still fault ourselves for past mistakes and pain. We still allow shame and condemnation to rule our lives and set us up for anything but success.
What ends up happening is that we tell ourselves that based on the mistakes we’ve made in the past, we’re only worthy of certain things. If we’ve cheated in a relationship or two, we tell ourselves that because of that mistake and the pain we caused the other person, we’re not worthy of true companionship and commitment. We feel as if the only things we’re worthy of is back-to-back relationships filled with pain and frustration.
If we grew up in a certain neighborhood or have a certain household income, we tell ourselves that we can only reach a certain level of success when it comes to finances and business. If we don’t fit the “mold” that the world tries to tell us is beautiful, we assume that we’ll always be alone or have to manipulate the way we look in order to be accepted.
But we have to get to the point that we look beyond our mistakes, the lies of the world, and our current situation, tosee all the God has for us on the other side.
The scripture above talks about seeing the land and how it is good. God gives us a certain territory to dominate and obtain. But before we possess it, we have to go up against those standing in the way, and many times, that’s our own mindset. It’s the way we see ourselves.
We cannot continue to feel defeated based on what’s directly in front of us. When we make the decision to stop being still and fearful of who we use to be, we can claim the land in front of us that God has given to us specifically.
The beautiful thing about all of this? The land is already ours. God has already given it to us. The deed to the land is in our name.
Will you get up and go get it?