Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers.  And they looked down on us as if we were grasshoppers.”  [Numbers 13:23 The Message]

Growth brings change and change means we are moving into a new season, a different job, relocating or being promoted. These are great blessings from God but change creates its own need to evaluate and mentally rehearse our identity in Christ.

The key word this morning is ‘felt’.  The NKJ uses the word – sight – how they perceived themselves was how others perceived them. The secret is found in what we are thinking about ourselves.  Thoughts are powerful they project where we are coming from.  Feelings are a response to what we think!  Bottom line is checking the truth about your identity.  Who do you think you are?  Its time to ‘feel’ like an heir with Jesus Christ and a joint heir to all the resources of the universe! [Romans 8:15-17]

God says:  “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”  [1 John 4:4]  If others are intimidating you begin using your mind with positive power in accordance with what God says.  “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline [a sound mind]”  [2 Timothy 1:7]

One of history’s sharpest minds belonged to Thomas Edison, the great inventor.  Despite only three months of formal schooling, Edison and his inventions changed the world forever.  What you learn through scholastic study has already been achieved.  Learning how to think is the art of creation.  Remember whose you are and think positive!

Further Reading:   Numbers 13; Psalm 13 Proverbs 10:18-32