Abraham is familiar figure to most of us. God called Abraham beyond his comfort zone. I don’t know that he had ever heard of someone else going to Canaan. The bible doesn’t tell us. Neither do we know if God spoke to his dad, Terah. But we do know Abraham after his dad’s death, heard a word from the Lord. God’s Word was enough for him to point his family’s destiny in a different direction.
Gen. 12:1 – “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Hebrews 11:8 – By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”
We see through the life of Abraham that his faith in the Word of the Lord was stronger than the uncertain circumstances. When he received the word from the Lord, he wasn’t afraid to load up and leave.
Following God will always be worth it!
As a 9 year old child, I remember hearing Daddy and Momma talk about what God had been dealing with them concerning the direction of our lives in ministry. We were comfortable in our pastorate at Lake Chapel House of Prayer in Mt. Vernon, TX, but Mom and Dad had heard a word from the Lord to “GO!” I was excited about the adventure, yet uncertain as to what it would look like. To many, it looked like Daddy and Momma had lost their mind in going on the missionary evangelist field with 8 children and the 9th one on the way. Yet, I never remember a time that they regretted their decision to follow God.
In the good and challenging times, God’s will is always the best place to be.
I encourage you, dear friend, don’t ever let the circumstances shadow your faith in what has God called you to do. Trust God completely!