When God Says Go

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.

29 thoughts on “When God Says Go

  1. Dawn, I can identify with this. When my husband was diagnosed with a heart condition and wanted to spend his remaining years by the sea, we sold our home and possessions in Ontario, and just started driving East, towards Newfoundland. God looked after every detail. I never questioned my husband’s decision. Thanks for posting this.

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    1. You’re welcome Sally! Thanks for sharing your story about you and your husband. That was brave of you both to make the move. That’s also great you didn’t question your husband’s decision. Life is too short to be attached to material things. Thankful God provided for you both and paved the way! ❤️😊

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  2. Yes he basically told Abram- Go to the place I will show you. So Abram had no idea where he was going, how to prepare, or anything. It was just start going to trust the one calling to go. It would be God telling someone- Go to the airport and travel to the country I will show you.

    The story is a beautiful example of trusting God 🙂

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    1. He really did have to trust God. This is indeed a very beautiful story. I think you know about going on “God missions” right? Lol. We must be ever ready to answer God’s call even without having all the details. 😊❤️

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  3. Such a good word. I think the first step gives us the impetus to take the next. What I love is that He has a clear mission in mind for us, and our part is to listen and follow. Not always an easy thing to do, but like we saw for Abram, unbelievably rewarding! Dawn, I’m so glad you were nominated for the Barnabas – I didn’t want to load you down with another award, but it needed to happen. ;D Thanks for encouraging our community. You are a blessing ♥

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    1. Thanks Jacquie! Taking that first step can be hard. I’m learning the blessings God has for us are on the other side of each step of obedience we take. Thanks for your kind words with the award. Thank you also for your encouragement to our community. You’re a blessing! ❤️😊

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  4. Amen. Enjoyed your blog along with the wonderful responses. God continued blessings and guidance upon you as his Holy Spirit abides with you. Your insights is such a blessing to me as well. Thank you.

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  5. Our God is a purposeful God. He has a plan/provision for every instruction he gives us. In following his instructions to us no matter how illogical it may be, we align ourselves with his will for us and get better for it. 👌

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    1. That’s what is hard…when it doesn’t make sense and seems illogical. But we have to go forward in faith anyway. You’re right, with each act of obedience to His will we get better. 😊

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