The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1)
This divine invitation was nothing short of life altering for Abram. Everything he had ever known (including his support family, his familiarity with his geography and his sense of security) was about to be completely retooled and reinvented. He was invited by the Lord to start over with no clear destination targeted, except, “to the land I will show you.” Talk about a real step of faith out of your security zone! Abram (soon to be known as Abraham) was on the journey of his life as he responded to the call of God.
Do you know the feeling? Have you ever thought you were walking in the light and then you came to the edge of darkness, with no flashlight, and knowing you were invited to take the next step? At times like these, real faith soars; you believe God has already provided firm ground upon which to stand, even though you can’t feel or see any. We are always more comfortable with the known than the unknown. Security for today is always a comfort factor for the majority of us. However, that’s not how this thing called “faith” actually works!
You and I are on a journey, just like Abram. Listening to the invitation of the Lord is essential; otherwise, we become the “blind leading the blind.” Our Father desires that we wait for His initiation; when it is given, respond immediately. The fulcrum of faith is obedience. In Genesis 12:4, we read, “So Abram went…” May it be said of us…“So they went.” To respond to the call of God means more than just listening; it also means “going!”