WHICH WAY DO I GO?
In Genesis 12, we read where God calls Abrim (soon to be Abraham) to GO! This would take Abram and Sarai (soon to be named Sarah by God) more faith to do than they had ever had to use. First of all, they lived in a city named Ur. This was a very prosperous city and their family all lived here. So it was home, it was a place of comfort. The problem was that Ur was a city known for idol worship. They did not worship God the creator but other gods. Now Abrams God was calling him out.
In the very first verse, God tells Abram, "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house. He does not give any direction to Abram, He just says to get out and go saying that He will show Abram the land later. God also gives Abram promises that will come along the way. He promises him (1) "I will make you a great nation;" (2) "I will bless you;" (3) "I will make your name great;" (4) "I will make you a blessing;" (5) "I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you;" (6) "Through you, all the families of the earth will be blessed." Those are some pretty great promises.
At 75 years old, Abram left to follow God's direction taking his wife, his nephew Lot, all their possessions and all the people (servant's, slaves, and families) with him. I can relate here to Abram. God called Amy and I to step away from our church, our family and our friends to go from Bruceville-Eddy, Texas to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma so that we could train in the ministry at Rhema Bible Training College. He brought us out of our comfort zone to the unknown. We had no plan.
We found a house to buy, loaded everything up in a uHaul, planned to drive there, sign the papers, and move into our new home. As we entered Oklahoma, about half way to our destination, we had things come at us. The mortgage company had some issues and one thing after another. We both probably were facing a little fear and doubt in if we were doing the right thing or not as well.
We were on the tollroad and Amy calls me from her car to me in the uhaul, and she says, "Let's just turn around and go back home." I would be lying if I told you that I wasn't having those same thoughts. But about this time I began noticing the signs every so often on the tollroad. They said, "NO U-TURNS." No, we were not going back, there's our sign.
We prayed and got to Broken Arrow and everything finally worked out. I share this, because God may be calling you to step out and GO! No direction, just GO! So many of us won't take that first step but trust me, that's the hardest step to take. Once you do step out, that does not mean it's going to be all perfect from that point. The devil will try to lie and decieve you into turning around. He will make little problems seem like something you can't overcome, but trust me, YOU CAN AND YOU WILL OVERCOME them. Have Faith that if called called you to go and do, then He will bring you to and through.
Be blessed and in case you didn't know. I love you and God loves you!