These trees are robbing us of growth in our Christian life and taking us away from spiritual activity. Let’s fight off these giants that keep us from reaching God’s potential in our lives.


The tribe of Manasseh cried out, “we want more land, but the Canaanites are more than we can handle.”

Sounds like some of us, we want more but are not willing to fight or dig in the trenches for it. We say, “I can’t get victory in my life because the enemy (flesh) is too strong for me.” But, what did God say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13.

Yes, we can have victory over the flesh, but only through Christ.


I love the final challenge Joshua made. “You are a great people who have great power. The mountain will be yours and all the surrounding area. You will drive out the Canaanites. The chariots of iron may be strong, but you are stronger and greater and you can do it. Simply drive out the enemy and take your possession. You can live to your potential and capacity. Just drive out the enemy. Lay the axe to the trees, take possession and you will have power, strength for every temptation; grace for every trial; power for every difficulty.” Enlarge your potential – capacity. How?

  • Faithful service.
  • Consistent prayer.
  • Spirit filled Bible study.
  • Love for the lost.
  • Compassion for others.
  • Sacrificial giving.

All these will help you and I live to God’s potential for us.

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