Genesis 12:1 NLT, “The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.”
I really like this verse. It keeps me reminded that I must always be ready to make a move when God says to. Abraham had to leave everything behind and obey God’s command to go. He didn’t even know where he was headed when he started out on his journey. He had to walk by faith, and take the first step that God was calling him to take.
The Lord has lead me to move to different states within my country, but never out of the country, at least not yet. But I figure I should always keep my heart open, because I never know what adventure He may have in store.
Has God ever called you to make a brave move? Maybe it was to another country or state? Perhaps He called you to get involved in a new ministry, volunteer opportunity, or change jobs. Whatever it is, when He calls us to go, we must be willing to obey, like Abraham.
It can be uncomfortable or even scary when we don’t have all the details. It can be hard to leave behind the people or circumstances that we are familiar with. But the moves God tells us to make are part of His greater plan.
We may not understand in the present moment, but in His timing things will make more sense. He will equip us for the journey He is calling us to embark upon. But like Abraham, we must be willing to obey by faith and take the first step.