The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” […] So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
— Genesis 12:1,4

God told Abram to go, to leave all that was comfortable and secure. He was told to leave his country, his people, and even his father’s household, and was not even told where he was going. God simply said to go to the land that he will show him. 

God didn’t layout a 12-step plan or provide a Google map. He just said that he will show him which implies he will give directions as Abram went. Abram wouldn’t know the next step until he took the first step. All he know was that God promised to bless him and that was good enough. 

And the scriptures say that Abram simply went as the Lord told him. He didn’t make a pro/con list. He didn’t pull out his bank statement and run a spreadsheet to calculate how long he could follow God to this unknown place. He didn’t have to get a second opinion or wait until there was a better time. He just went…at 75! He wasn’t some young kid without responsibilities, using his parents as a backup plan. He was an old dog being taught a new trick called, “Go where God tells you to go NOW, no questions asked.” 

I can be the opposite of this in business. Sometimes my analytical and logical mind pushes out my spiritual mind. I battle with how much am I supposed to seek wise counsel and be a shrewd manager with how much I’m just supposed to operate in pure faith, trusting that I actually heard God command me to go, and so I go, no questions asked. 

I think this is where you have to be sure of your calling. There are going to be many things that you will need to count the costs on and make the wisest decisions based on the facts before you. Then there are those things that are going to be directly tied to what God has called you to do, and you just have to go trusting that he will show you how to get there, and qualify you along the way. 

Father, help us to quiet all of the noise in our hearts and just hear your voice when you tell us to go. We don’t need to have a strategic plan for your will and we don’t need to know exactly where we going to end up when you send us. We just need to obey your command to go and trust that you will show us along the way. In Jesus name, Amen. 

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