Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you [Genesis 12:1]
Walking with God is not easy. Anyone who says that has never really tried to. If you are Christian, one endeavouring to live the full life that you believe God has called you to, then one thing is probably certain ~ you will have experienced how tough it can be.
Living out your God-given purpose may require a tough call.
A CALL to GO
Abram’s call to GO had him leaving his country, his family, and his home. We may be asked to do the same but even if we are not, the call from God will still be one that needs us to GO.
To GO into all the world, to GO to our neighbours, to GO the lost, to GO to those in need, to GO and be an example, to GO and make a difference. However insignificant it may seem to us, to the one that you go to, it may just change their life.
A CALL to TRUST
Abram didn’t know where he was going, God just said that He would show him. Being willing to go involves stepping out in faith, uncertain of how the future may unfold, but confident in the one who is unfolding it.
Faith by its very definition is believing in those things you cannot see. That can be tough. Many times we have to begin to move as God directs before He will reveal the purpose or the direction we should move in.
A CALL to ADVENTURE
Abram stepped out and into a journey to ‘somewhere’. He placed his fragile human life into the hands of an almighty and powerful God. It would turn out to be the best decision he could ever make, the adventure of a lifetime as he continued to go and to trust in God.
A CALL to RECEIVE
At the time Abram may have wondered how it would all turn out, I know I may have thought that way. Follow his life and you discover a man who received all that he needed from God.
As we go, trusting and experiencing God at work in our lives, we too will never be left helpless or forgotten by Him. Abram would become the Father of many nations. We may not have the same reward but we have rewards nonetheless. Instead we will build up treasure in heaven, the most secure kind to accrue.
Q: How have you found what God is asking you to do tough? Why not spend some time today thanking Him for all that He has done for you as you have continued to journey with Him?