The Call of Abram – Genesis 12:1-20

The Call of Abram – Genesis 12:1-20

go to the land I will show you

I recently heard someone say that they pray “for just enough light so they don’t trip.”  It might not be enough to see all the way down the pathway, but enough to get to the next bend.

Like Abram, we are usually only given enough light to get around the bend.  Abram is called to go to the land that God will show him.  He’s not given all the stops along the way.  He’s not even given the final destination.  Instead, he has to step out in faith, trusting God to get him to the next fork in the road.

I think that God’s directions for our lives often look more like a GPS than a road map.  What I mean by this is that we rarely get to spread the map out in front of us and see the final destination with all the twists and turns along the way.  Instead, we get a little 3×5 display and a voice that simply tells us what the next turn is.

The difference, of course, is that while our GPS units aren’t always accurate, we can always trust God to lead us along.

Are you trusting God to show you the next turn?  Or are you simply staying still… waiting and expecting Him to unfold the whole road map?

Some thro’ the waters, some thro’ the flood,
Some thro’ the fire, but all thro’ the blood.
Some thro’ great sorrow, but God gives a song
In the night season and all the day long.
                                              – G. A. Young