The Lord had said to Abram,
“Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1
Sometimes we read the Bible and it seems that these stories are about people who lived a long, long time ago in in a land far, far away. It has no real relevance to us, except to teach us few life lessons about faith and obedience. But what if Abram was an ordinary man, just like you and me.
What if he had plans to expand his business, to provide stability for his family, to prepare for his retirement? Then God comes along and tells him to forget all of that and go where He tells him to go, without any assurance that the place he is going to travel to will be suitable for him and his family, only a promise.
How many of us will leave everything behind and trust that God is true to His word? It does not have to be something as drastic as leaving your home and traveling to a foreign land, it could be as simple as a calling to help with the sound in Church, visit a sick friend or help with a feeding scheme. For God being equipped is not nearly as important as being obedient. The only thing that set Abraham apart from others was that he believed that God could be trusted.
What if Jesus called you today? Will you think of 101 excuses, or will you trust Him and take Him at His word:
“Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”