I am Ready To Possess My Inheritance

A delegation from the tribe of Judah, led by Caleb . . . came to Joshua at Gilgal. Caleb said to Joshua, "Remember what the LORD said to Moses, the man of God, about you and me when we were at Kadesh-barnea. I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the LORD, sent me . . . to explore the land of Canaan. I returned and gave an honest report, but my brothers who went with me frightened the people from entering the Promised Land.
For my part, I wholeheartedly followed the LORD my God. So that day Moses solemnly promised me, 'The land of Canaan on which you were just walking will be your grant of land and that of your descendants forever, because you wholeheartedly followed the LORD my God.'
"Now, as you can see, the LORD has kept me alive and well as He promised for all these forty-five years since Moses made this promise . . .  Today, I am eighty-five years old. I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. So give me the hill country that the LORD promised me. 
You will remember that as scouts we found the descendants of Anak living there in great, walled towns. But if the LORD is with me, I will drive them out of the land, just as the LORD said."   Joshua 14:6-12 (NLT)
Caleb, along with Joshua and ten other leaders of Israel, were sent by Moses to explore the Promised Land prior to the Israelites entering. This was meant to bring them a report of the fruitfulness of the land and to encourage them to quickly enter and take possession. The land was fruitful just as God had promised. But there was also an obstacle to overcome: they saw giants on the land. This discouraged ten of the spies who drove fear into the hearts of the people. Their lack of trust in God caused the entire population to wander in the wilderness for forty years.

But Caleb and Joshua were the exceptions. Caleb was convinced that Israel could take immediate possession. The others were not, and they let the opportunity pass by. As a result of Caleb's bold trust in God, Moses promised him the very land he had initially walked on in Canaan. Forty-five years had gone by since that promise was made. But, at eighty-five, Caleb still had the strength to travel and fight for that promise. He was ready to fight for his possession forty-five years later! After so many years, He was still ready to possess his Promised Land.

The Bible tells us that every vision God gives is for an appointed time. Even if there seems to be a delay, we should wait for it because it will surely come to pass. The promise to Caleb "resurfaced" forty-five years after it had initially been made but he was still willing to seize the opportunity. Are you ready to take possession of your Promised Land no matter how long it might take? You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Arise and take possession. Don't let the opportunity pass you by. The LORD your God is with you!

Prayer: Father, with your help, I am ready to possess my Promised Land. Please help me to exercise enough faith to arise and fight for it. Amen