I love the book of Genesis and the story of Abram (whose name was changed by God to Abraham later in his story). In Genesis 12, we find God’s call to Abraham:
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
The next sentence is short and very interesting: “So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him.”
It’s interesting to me that Abram doesn’t appear to have argued with God. According to scripture, he just got up and went. And took his family and servants and animals and possessions with him. I wonder where they thought they were going.
I always want to know all the details. Yep, I’m a schedule girl. I like spontaneity…and I can even do it sometimes. But I’m better if the spontaneity is scheduled. So if God had said that to me, I’m sure I would have asked at least one or two…or a hundred…questions.
Abram took this one small step of obedience that had generations of consequences. And I guess the thing I want to learn from Abram is to just take that step. No need to ask a lot of questions. No need to worry about what comes next. No need to look back at where I’ve been. Just do the thing that God has asked me to do today and let Him worry about the rest.
Just one small step…in the right direction can make all the world of difference in our lives. Where is God calling you to take that step?