He was given a vision, a picture of what was to come but now 40 years had passed and the vision was yet to be a reality. The amazing thing is that Caleb had not lost his desire for the vision. Here he is 85 years and he says he is still strong as he was 40 years ago when Moses sent him to go spy the land. Its not like the land is empty and he will just walk in and take possession, no! the land has inhabitants that he must conquer, but he has such a zeal and desire for what God declared that at 85 he is ready to go in and conquer.
The 40 years of waiting had not eroded his desire, he was still raging hot as he was 40 years ago. You and I also must maintain such a high desire and spiritual vitality if we are to pursue Gods vision over our lives!
The thing about desire is that when we delight ourselves in the Lord, when all we want is to walk with him and please him then even the desires of our hearts will align with his and he will grant us the desires of our hearts.
May our period of waiting to see the vision become a reality not kill our desire to attain it in Jesus name!
What is that thing that God promised you that is yet to come to fruition? how long has it been?
Is your desire for that thing still as strong today when God spoke to you or has the season of waiting eroded your desire?
Do your desires align with His desires? Have you delighted yourself in Him totally?