Shared from Inspiration with an Attitude, a snippet, excellent piece.

 

Giants. The word was frightening. So much so that they default to a more comfortable position—complaining. Which led to a lack of trust. Which led to disobedience.“The people refused to enter the pleasant land, for they wouldn’t believe his promise to care for them.”It was going to take work to clear the giants out. I can’t point my finger at them, though. Most of us want God’s good stuff but haven’t the mettle it takes to “clear out the land”. It’s like wanting a fertile garden to just plant itself. Instead, God intends for us to work, to sweat, maybe get a few cuts and bruises along the way, all the time co-laboring with Him to build His kingdom, trusting Him to take care of whatever He feels we need. But we’re afraid to take on the giants in our hearts, because it’s too painful and scary to “be well”, too many expectations. We’re afraid to love again, afraid, afraid, afraid. It’s just easier to go back into the cage and clang the door behind us. The problem is, as it was for the Hebrews, that entering into all that God has for

Source: Thar be giants in them thar hills!