a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something
But the men who had gone with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.”32 And those men gave the Israelites a bad report about the land they explored, saying, “The land that we explored is too large to conquer. All the people we saw are very tall.33 We saw the Nephilim people there. (The Anakites come from the Nephilim people.) We felt like grasshoppers, and we looked like grasshoppers to them.”
They totally missed it. This missed opportunity eventually led to them never getting a chance to see what God had for them. In Deuteronomy Moses is speaking to the children of these that missed the opportunity. I believe that there are two big fears that kept the Israelites from the great opportunity that was before them. And coincidentally enough, they are the same two fears that often times keep me from seizing opportunity when it presents itself.
Over the next two posts on www.jonathancliff.com I will be addressing the two fears, and what we can do to step over them into the set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.