“Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gen. 12:1).
Change is difficult, but necessary. Feelings of insecurity, doubt and lostness can flood our minds when facing uncertainties prompted by newness. Imagine what Abram experienced when the Lord said to him, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gen. 12:1). Most people need a reason for change. Change for the sake of change is meaningless. However, real change is usually triggered by purpose. He placed purpose in Abram’s heart and mind. God knew the plans and purposes He had for his son; to make him the father of many nations, to bless him, to establish a new covenant with him that had been different from his forefathers. Read Gen. 12:1-9. You will see that God made nine promises to Abram when he commanded Him to go. Abram could have disobeyed. He could have been stubborn and relied on his own understanding. But Abram believed that God had something better for him. He had to trust in the process, “…go to the land I will show you” (v.1b). It’s hard to trust the process, someone else’s process for you even if it’s God’s. I
know I’d rather do what makes sense in my own mind. But God does not work that way. God called Abram into a FAITH-WALK. Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” That’s exactly what Abram did and God kept His promise to him. Will you trust Him today?