Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

The first of the four guaranteed valleys is The Valley of Siddim. The Valley of Siddim is the Valley of failure. The second Valley is The Valley of Eshcol. The Word of God says in Numbers 13:23When they came to the valley of Eshcol, they cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes so large that it took two of them to carry it on a pole between them! They also brought back samples of the pomegranates and figs.”

By the time we get to Numbers 13:33 “…We felt like grasshoppers, and we looked like grasshoppers to them.” (NCV). The Valley of Eshcol is the Valley of Fear. The Valley of Eshcol is the valley of intimidation, of inferiority complex.

Are you afraid today? Do you feel inferior? My friend you are in the Valley of Eshcol, and Jesus will deliver you, say Amen. He will deliver you! So, you have two options – move forward or give up. Are you going to go in and take what is rightfully yours? Or are you going to back off and let fear have the best of you? Are you going to back off in doubt or are you going to step forward and take what is rightfully yours? If you are afraid of taking a step forward in your life right now, you are in the Valley of Eshcol.

Life, they say, is not a bed of roses. But the truth is, life is actually a bed of roses. If you fall on a bed of roses, you will discover that roses are not only beautiful, but they also have thorns. And for fear of the thorns, we do not want to take the step. Most times because of the challenges, we are afraid of taking the step. I have been pastoring for eighteen years. It was eighteen years on Monday, the 8th of May that I have been pastoring. It has been totally awesome. I was thinking back on those eighteen years, and there have been a lot of ‘Valley of Eshcol’ moments. Where there is a promised land, and they are giants in the land. And we were supposed to be afraid. But every single time, we believed God. And every single time we conquered. God is saying to you, ‘Trust me, I will bring you out of this valley of Eshcol’.

You have known for a long time that God wants you to take that step. You know, God has told you, and your friends have also told you. It is time to trust God. The Bible says those who did not trust God never entered the Promised Land. Why? It is because they failed the test of Eshcol. You will not fail the test of Eshcol in the Name of Jesus.

Prayer: Father, when I face valley situations in my life, help me trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean on God to direct my path, in Jesus Name. Amen!

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