They presented themselves before Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation of the People of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. They reported to the whole congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told the story of their trip: “We went to the land to which you sent us and, oh! It does flow with milk and honey! Just look at this fruit! The only thing is that the people who live there are fierce, their cities are huge and well fortified. Worse yet, we saw descendants of the giant Anak. Amalekites are spread out in the Negev; Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites hold the hill country; and the Canaanites are established on the Mediterranean Sea and along the Jordan.” Caleb interrupted, called for silence before Moses and said, “Let’s go up and take the land—now. We can do it.” But the others said, “We can’t attack those people; they’re way stronger than we are.” They spread scary rumors among the People of Israel. They said, “We scouted out the land from one end to the other—it’s a land that swallows people whole. Everybody we saw was huge. Why, we even saw the Nephilim giants (the Anak giants come from the Nephilim). Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers. And they looked down on us as if we were grasshoppers.”
Numbers 13:26-33 (The Message)
To Take Possession of the promises of God for your life requires a mindset that moves beyond just having to fully embracing and living in the promises. Moving beyond possessing requires you to understand that your promise is an opportunity and every opportunity is a doorway to possibilities. Taking into account that your promise encompasses more than just possessing but also taking of responsibility and accountability to and for your promise. A mindset of responsibility and accountability for your promise positions you to address your challenges, that will surely come, as vehicles to stretch, mature you in order to fully embrace and live in your promises. Fully embracing and living in your promises is by definition, Occupying Your Promise. Thus, to occupy we must spend time with our promise and God the Promisor seeking oneness as well as guidance. As we spend time with our promise and God, we receive clarity concerning the fullness of our promise and the favor and trust given to possess and occupy, celebrating God and His promise to us. Immersed in what God is doing with and through you, enables you to conquer your fears, pushing you forward to expand in what should be for your life. Determined and focused on what should be will release you from the people, places, and things of your life that do not enhance your ability to rise and overcome your challenges and adversities in order to fully possess and Occupy Your Promise.