“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,” Numbers 13:33
Feeling outsized in life? The fact of the matter is that many of us feel too small for the task ahead. Goals, dreams, and possibilities are alright to fantasize about, but when it actually comes down to implementing what needs to be done, we often feel inadequate, as if we don’t have enough in us to see it all the way through to the end. We feel too small to go in and take hold of what we can be.
Too often we get stuck in a rut because of this line of thinking. The pressure of what it actually takes to step out into something new, to believe there is a chance for you to be better and to have better, is a little overwhelming to most. Dealing with the unusual and stepping into the unfamiliar takes a strong act of courage. It involves one having enough strength and faith to look past what they view themselves as now and see something bigger.
For any area of life where we want to see improvement, there will always be barriers. There will always be “giants,” whether real or imagined, that will say and make you believe that you are too little; that you don’t have enough in you to be big.
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world,” (1 John 4:4). The world doesn’t want you to make it. And, he that operates in the world wants your faith to diminish to the point that you feel like you’re a little “grasshopper.” It is time for you to stop listening to the world and turn a deaf ear to the “giants.” If God brought you to the edge of the promise, then, He is most certainly able to bring you all the way into it. The main factor that can hinder you is you! It is what you believe about yourself! It is what you believe God can do in and through you!
“Greater is He that is in you!” Our belief in ourselves and what God can do through us rises when we realize who it is on our side and what He can do. That’s the beautiful thing about this. Life may outsize us but it will never outsize God! God dwarfs to nobody! He is greater than all. So much so, that when He was telling Abraham about his promises, “He could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,” (Hebrews 6:13).
God is the greatest there is. The buck stops with Him. He can’t be outdone. He can’t be belittled. He is king and will be king forever. And, He is “in you!” That means you are big enough! You are nobody’s grasshopper! You can do it because of who you have on the inside of you! Your job is to wholeheartedly believe, understand and know His bigness, so that you can believe, understand and know that today, “I am big enough!”