Aug 30, 2016
When God calls us to go, He rarely tells us the exact destination. God wants our trust. Just Go. Let God show you the way!
One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is when God calls Abram (later Abraham) to go to the Promised Land. But here’s the deal. Abraham didn’t know it was the Promised Land. God didn’t even tell him where to go! In Genesis 12, God simply tells Abraham to go “to a place that I will show you.” God doesn’t give the plan. He doesn’t share the destination. He simply says, “Go.” Now consider this: Abraham didn’t have a car. He had herds of animals and family and servants and children (not his… yet!). It was a big deal to move everything. Now consider this, as well. He couldn’t have a direct route. It was desert. Abram had to move across the Fertile Crescent. All in all, he traveled 1,100 miles. Eleven hundred miles! On foot! It probably took him 9 months to a year, and he never knew when he was supposed to stop.
This story unpacks how God works in our lives, today. This is still how God likes to operate. He calls us to Go. He rarely shares with us the destination, at first. He wants us to obey. He wants us to trust Him. He wants us to Go. I can guarantee that God is calling you to something in your life. Maybe you already know what this is, but you are too afraid to step out. You have a safe job or a comfortable house. I challenge you: Go. Maybe you aren’t supposed to move locations. Maybe it’s a new job. Maybe it’s a new way to serve God through your gifts and skills and passions. Whatever it is, find out how God wants you to Go and Go. Don’t worry, God will tell you when to stop.
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