As we grow older, we have a tendency to look back with regret at the things we did not achieve, the opportunities that were missed and dreams not accomplished. It is never too late for us to get our inheritance. Let’s look at Caleb.
Through no fault of his, he had to wander the wilderness for forty years because of the majority report. He and Joshua declared – “look we can take this land because the Lord is with us!” “Look at the size of these grapes!” “This is good land!” “We got this!!” But No! – The other 10 whined “No, we are like grasshoppers to them” “What you lick yuh head? (Translation: Have you gone crazy?) Did you not see the size of those giants?” “We cannot take this land”. As a result they incurred the wrath of God and had to wander the wilderness until that generation except for Joshua and Caleb, died.
Now Caleb at 85 tells Joshua “You see that mountain? The one with the giants? The fenced city? I want that for my inheritance. Through no fault of mine I had to wander this wilderness for forty years. I am as strong as I was then, and can fight as well as I could then. I want that mountain.” And Joshua gave it to him as his inheritance1)Joshua 14:6-15.
If you are not yet 85, and have not yet received your inheritance, the thing you were purposed for, go take that mountain. It may look large and threatening. Every kind of giant may be in your way, but the Lord is with you. Be not afraid, but be of good courage for the Lord has promised that He will never leave nor forsake you2)Joshua 1:5,9. Don’t let anyone convince that you are too old to achieve. Trust God. His Word says you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you3)Phillippians 4:13.
Sylvia M Dallas
Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ. Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.
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