April 20, 2017

Genesis 12:1-2 ~ ESV
“Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.”

Wow, can you imagine how terrifying that was? I’m sure you’ve heard it before but just think about it for a minute. Abram is doing life, maybe washing the dishes, shearing sheep… whatever he was doing and out of nowhere God shows up with a mission. And it isn’t something small, there was no ”warm up” it’s this whole big thing. Everything you have known and everywhere you’ve been, I want you to let go of all of that and move somewhere that I am going to show you. I’m not going to tell you where that is, just trust me, you’ll love it when you get there. Does that seem a little scary to you?
When it comes to God’s plan and purpose for our lives, we don’t have much control. Of course, at any moment we can say, “You know, God, I don’t really like this, so I’m not gonna do it.” We have that choice, but the plan doesn’t change because you don’t like it. It’s like google maps (or whatever GPS system you may use) the destination, the goal – if you will – doesn’t change because you made a right turn instead of going straight. God just reroutes you. If you decide to go your own way, God doesn’t leave you, He follows after you until you are willing to get back on His route.
If things feel like they are completely out of control, trust God. God doesn’t let us down, ever… His plan and His purpose are perfect. If we trust God even when it seems like He doesn’t know where He is going, He will steer us well. I want to encourage you today that (just like Siri or whoever says at the beginning of your google map journey) you ARE on the fastest route, and your route – while it may not be clear – is completely thought out and taken care of by our Father. You can rest in that knowledge and trust that eventually, you WILL arrive at your goal and God will be standing right there, waiting for you. So today’s challenge, just trust Him to take care of today, tomorrow has enough trouble for itself.

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