“Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.” Deuteronomy 23:30
Let’s talk about this big thing that overwhelms you; that thing you bring before me nearly every hour of the day. I know you wish it weren’t there, that I’d reach out with a sweeping wave of my hand and remove it. You are frustrated that I’m not doing it when all power is mine.
I told my people when they were traveling through the wilderness to Canaan, “Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.” My plan is for each of my children to become mighty in wisdom, strong in muscle strength, and fluent about the ways of the kingdom. Slaying one giant at a time will build into your life the things which are critical for your future. Never underestimate what is gained when you walk with me and see a progress that characterized by baby steps.
I am not stingy nor is my power limited. It is My love that restrains my hand from completely rescuing you so that I can do what is ultimately best on your behalf. I know that this mountain makes you tremble, even despair. But by dealing with your fear, choosing to stand in faith, you are being transformed into a champion. When you can’t see your progress, I can. And I have! You have already changed more than you know.