“So now give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the Lord said.” (Joshua 14:12)
Life will present many challenges that can feel like mountains in our path towards fulfilling our purpose and destiny. Mountains can represent stumbling blocks, or themselves represent an inheritance from which to stand on top of in victory having ascended to the highest point.
Caleb was one of two spies who were sent to view the promised land in Numbers 13 and brought back a good report. “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30) This while the other spies brought a report of defeat and fear and caused the people to rebel against God.
Unfortunately for Caleb the people did not have the faith he had to go forward and take possession so he had to wait another 40 years before he could take possession of his promise. God’s anger was kindled against the children of Israel, so that generation did not inherit the promise. But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. (Numbers 14:24)
And now the time had come for Caleb to take possession and he reminded Joshua who was now leader of the promise concerning he and his people. We have to keep in remembrance what God has promised us for our work of faith and endurance and when the time is right to move forward and take possession.
“And Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’” (Joshua 14:9)
Ask God if the mountain or hill country ahead belongs to you and is a part of his promise. If God confirms that it belongs to you then move forward and take possession. God will drive out the inhabitants who are occupying territory that belongs to you. Be bold and strong and move forward in the strength of the Lord and go possess that land.