The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “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.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3
Why Abram? Out of all the hundreds of thousands of people who were now inhabiting the Earth, why Abram? What was so special about him? Of course we all know the answer: we don’t know why God chose Abram.
He had to choose someone, so Abram was His choice to bless from generation to generation. In fact, if I’m Abram, at this point in the “conversation” I’d probably be on my face asking the same question I asked above, “Why, Lord? Why me?” I mean, look at the words to that blessing.
But before all that, Abram had to walk by faith to a place he’d never been before, away from where he grew up. Abram probably had to take quite a few steps out of his comfort zone. He had to convince his wife and newphew to go with him. Based on what? Based on what the Lord had told him.
It’s not easy walking by faith because we don’t know what’s on the other end. Sometimes it invites us to ask, “You want me to do what?” And after having explored that question, the response should be, “Yes Lord. Not my will but yours be done.” I said, “Should be,” but we all know that’s not always the case. The Lord will juse use someone else to perform the task, whatever that may be.
Sometimes faith is just being obedient to what we know to be the right thing…even when it’s difficult. You won’t have to ask the question above, because you already know what you should be doing.
What steps of faith are you being challenged by today?
Are you resisting what you know to be the right thing to do?
Continue exploring that answer because it will reveal quite a bit about you and your character.
Continue asking yourself why you think that way. Be honest and you will get an insight into your own thinking.