Joshua 14:12 (NKJV) "Now therefore, give me this mountain...and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said."
One day I was feeling a great deal of pressure dealing with life issues. Suddenly, the thought came to mind; you are a king---learn how to act like one, after all the Bible says, "those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life" (Rom. 5:17). The Bible also says, "He has made us kings" (Rev. 1:6).
I started to ponder a Bible verse related to the greatest king in the Old Testament, King David. The Scripture says in 1 Chronicles 14:11, "'David said, 'God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.'" Okay, God works through me.
The next question I had was, "how do I get God to work through me?" When Israel was to enter the promised land the first time, they sent twelve men to see what they would be up against. Ten of the men came back with a bad report saying the men were powerful and the cities were too protected to overtake. Two of the men, Joshua and Caleb, declared that the victory would be theirs because God was with them (see Num. 13-14).
God led me to Joshua 14:12. This verse says, "Now therefore,
give me [Caleb] this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for
you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said."
WOW, there are a lot of revelations in this verse but I'll stay on topic.
This was a period of time when there was no king of God's people. God wants every child of His to be a king. This is why He said Jesus is the King of Kings (Rev. 17:14). Caleb was a good example of this. Initially, he was not a leader of a tribe or even in any natural prominent position. He simply acted like someone empowered by God. Caleb was ready to battle with even greater odds. His army was a very small portion of Israel. This did not discourage him in the slightest. In the beginning he was a man like me. God was able to promote him because he knew what God had promised.
Caleb reminded Joshua what God had promised and declared the victory based on His word. When I understood this, I declared the promises of God over every challenge I was facing. I saw fire coming from my mouth. The pressure immediately dissipated and solutions to my problems began to take place. Bigger mountains mean bigger victories.
If you are facing a mountain, declare the Word of God over it! Get rid of the pressure and get back to enjoying this wonderful gift of life.