The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. Genesis 12:1 NLT
First steps are critical. First steps are applauded. They are remembered. Just as a parent watches with joy, the first steps her toddler takes, so God, watches each of us as we embark on the unknown journey’s of our lives. One step at a time.
Obedience. Step-step. One foot out, here comes the other… Without hesitation or forethought of where it might lead.
That’s what Abram did. The Bible states in verse 4, “So Abram departed…”
When God speaks to us–often we take a practical approach. The human understanding approach. The common sense approach.
We make a list. While lists are not bad… in the process of making the list, we can often turn aside to our own devices. We sort through what God said as if we were sorting through the mail–and we take the parts that make most sense…and then…we consult the accountant…or the neighbor… or the friend.
I’m not against “consulting”. I am actually all for it. So is the Bible. But too often I think we consult those who may not understand–and therefore they give us the idea that — “maybe we heard wrong–or, maybe we are acting in haste”…
I’m very careful on who I consult with regarding my “God journey’s”. I learned the hard way. There are those who “get it”…and those who don’t.
If you have a dream–or a vision that you believe God is directing you to, the first thing (in my opinion), just say “yes”. Then allow God to walk you through the process. Consult those who can lead you in the right direction–in taking the steps necessary to get you from point A to point B….and go with God.
There is an exciting journey ahead. Along the way–you may become discouraged–even think you didn’t hear correctly. TRUST the Voice you heard.
Obedience is key–God will grow you, mold you, re-make you all along the way. Take note of all the things you learn. Keep a journal. There is significance in every step.
And… Go with God.
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