The 12 spies went up to see the Promised Land and found it full of beautiful fruit in the Valley of Eschol. The land was full of opportunity and possibilities but there were giants in the valley. God wanted the spies to see both grapes and giants but not to be discouraged; nor for them to discourage others by giving a negative report. “For when they went up to the Valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, so that they did not go into the land which the LORD had given them” (Num 32:9). The valley was Gods opportunity for the twelve spies to manifest a spirit of faith. We are to see the problems and the giants but still live in faith. God is looking for a people with a spirit like Caleb and Joshua who will cause Gods people, to enter into their promised land. Moaners are a dime a dozen and people who can see problems, abound; people with the gift of doubt are legion, but people with a different spirit and a faith-filled confession, are two in a million.
These are the type of people God is looking for and it is only in valleys inhabited by giants that they and their faith, stand out! When David went down into the valley it was clear that Goliath was huge and his weapons large, but the biggest thing on the field of battle was David’s faith in God. It is in the moments when people face giants, that the men and women who will become leaders, shine. Our faith and trust is proven in the presence of giants and in the presence of 10 others who are negative about life’s future. (1Cor 11.19)
Friend, don’t let others discourage you with a negative report about your future or Gods ability to help you, but place your confidence in God, who said: “I have given it to you.”