Watch Your Attitude
God wants us to live in abundant overflow. Jesus took our poverty so that through Him, we could have abundance – life to the full. Abundance is what God wants for you. We must adopt an attitude of overflow.
After the children of Israel left Egypt – a land of slavery, God’s intention was to bring them into their promised land – a land of plenty and a land of overflow. Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan to see what was there. After forty days, the twelve spies reported to Moses and the children of Israel that the land was “surely a land that flowed with milk and honey.” They brought a sample of the fruit of the land to show Israel some of the abundance they had seen. They all agreed that it was a land of overflow.
From this point, however, there was a disagreement among the group that searched out the land. Ten of the spies considered the things they saw from a natural standpoint. They talked about the walled cities, the giants, and all the nations of people that dwelt there. Their judgment was affected and their words were directed in a negative way. Ten of the spies felt inferior and focused on their weaknesses. Their announcement to their nation was, “We can’t take the land” and they couldn’t because of their attitude.
But there were two individuals from that group who came back with a different report. Joshua and Caleb were not intimidated by their enemies and they were not moved by their circumstances. They had a different attitude. Joshua and Caleb kept looking at the promises of God and believed what God had spoken. They said in Numbers 14:19, “Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.” Joshua and Caleb knew that they were well able to take the land while the others kept saying, “Why did we leave Egypt?” Just like their attitudes affected their lives, our attitudes will determine how high we go and what we accomplish in life. In order to walk with God and fulfill His plan and purpose, we will have to have some attitude adjustments.