“For you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said” (Josh 14:12b).
Two intimidators combined to scare away any would-be heirs of the Hebron hilly area. First was the Geography–the mountainous terrain with its steep topography, a challenge to anyone’s physical stamina. But the physical challenge disguised the advantages of security and dominance such terrain offered.
The second intimidator was the presence of the Giants (the Anakim). The Anakim were not just formidable in size, but also symbolised the principalities and powers arrayed against the believer’s possession.
Brethren, neither the altitude of our situation nor the magnitude of our foes should intimidate us away from our heritage. We’ve not received a spirit of fear, but the Spirit of love, power and a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). How do we know that we’re now succumbing to the spirit of fear? We do when we detect negativity, excuses and complaints in our conversation and thoughts. Like Caleb, let’s overcome such and adopt a “Yes, we can mentality”.