First, doubt enters in because we fail to understand that God is working our circumstances together for our favor. Then, fear enters in because we abandon our faith in God's ability to save us. Finally, we experience God's Discipline... Our blessings are put off for another day.
1. Doubt- The battle of Gideon- Judges 6:13- "If the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us?
2. Fear - "Fear is the abandonment of our faith in God's abilities".
Numbers 13:28- "However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there"
3. God's Discipline - Israel wandered in the desert for 40 more years.
We miss experiencing God's presence and miracles.
We miss God's blessing...Israel did not enter the land.
(by Earl Seals, President of N2 Publising)