So I've put a picture of a mountain as my desktop background to remind me of my commitment to follow the example of this man who at age 85 came to Joshua asking for the personal allotment of land promised by Moses. He had a right to sit down and take it easy - take off his army boots and put on his slippers. He'd survived 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, and then the invasion of Canaan. Of the thousands who left Egypt, he and Joshua were the only ones the Lord allowed to cross the Jordan River into the Promised Land. But sitting down and taking it easy wasn't Caleb's mindset! He was ready for a new challenge!
What kind of characteristics did he possess? What qualities can I emulate from this faith-climber? He was (1) Smart. (2) He did his research. (3) He refused to be discouraged. (4) He exhibited faith and hope. (5) He demonstrated energy and self-discipline. (6) He maintained good relationships with others. (7) He was wholehearted in his obedience to God.
That's MY kind of guy! Give ME this mountain!
What are YOUR mini-mountains?