|THE DANGER OF BEING NEGATIVE|
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.
Isn’t it amazing how people have a propensity to be negative? 10 out of the 12 spies got a good look at Canaan land, yet they come back with an evil report. God calls a negative report- evil! We must all say like David, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” We all are bent towards this evil of being negative. If someone shouts something positive, we hardly hear it, but just whisper something negative, and just about everyone lays hold of it! Oh dear friend, we must be the minority like Caleb and Joshua who walk by faith and not by sight. They saw the promise not the problem, they saw the future not the failure, they saw God not the giants. The promised land is full of giants, obstacles, battles, that may seem much bigger than us, but they are so much smaller than our God. A negative report is what kept the children of God from the promised land. They could have been enjoying the promise in just 11 days, instead they endured the wilderness for 40 years! Dear friend may this encourage you to bring a good report. God is good and has given you every good gift from above. Where would you be without our Most High God today? How can we complain, how can we pout, how can we be negative, who or what shall we fear -for if God be for us, Who or what can be against us? Don’t stay stuck in your wilderness- quit whining and complaining, and start believing and obtaining!