Today two football teams will be facing each other; at the end of the day one will rise victorious and the other defeated. The champion is the one who overcomes the challenges the opposing team will throw at them.
We all face challenges in life. In order to move forward in life, you must overcome challenges. You either overcome them or get overcome by them. Giants were impeding the Jewish people to go and take possession of the land God had promised to them. That was what was keeping the Israelites from enjoying their inheritance. After 2 years and about three months Israel made it very close to the land of the promise. (Nu.10:11). God commanded Moses to send out spies to inspect the land. Twelve men from each of the twelve tribes. They were to spy out the land for 40 days and bring back report.
Last year we celebrated the 45th anniversary of this church and we had chosen a theme “Moving forward.” We talked about in order to move forward you must not linger in the past; leave the past behind and press forward to the goal. We all set goals in life, we make plans but many times we don’t accomplish them all because somewhere along the way, we stop pressing forward. At time we forfeit victory because we give up too quickly; we keep ourselves away from the blessing God had for us due to our attitude.