Can You Be Obedient To God Even When You Can’t See The End Result?

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Genesis 12: 1-5

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

God had chosen Abram for an awesome job, but he had to make a huge choice when God told him the words in the verses above. As of this time he did not even have an heir who could be a blessing like this to future generations. He just had to take God for His Word and rely on that word for the future.

Imagine God telling you not only to leave the home you have known for years, but to leave without even knowing your destination. Wouldn’t that be earth shattering news to break to your family?

God had given Abram a direct order and he now had to make the choice of whether he would be obedient. God knew the route perfectly and already knew how he would provide for their every need as they followed His command.

God wants you to get to the point that you start to see and know His Character. When you do that, you won’t have a problem with obedience even when you can’t see the end result. You know He would never lead you to do something that would be a huge mistake or take you down the wrong road.

Very few of us will ever be called to do what Abram had to do, but if you walk in faith, God WILL, not maybe, but WILL ask you to do some things you don’t understand.

Don’t be afraid to trust Him with your life. He might ask you to do something you have never thought of, but you will have tremendous peace and joy knowing that you are in the center of His Will and life will never be boring and mundane again.

Abram made the choice to be obedient to God even if he couldn’t see the end result.

Genesis 12: 1-5

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

God had chosen Abram for an awesome job, but he had to make a huge choice when God told him the words in the verses above. As of this time he did not even have an heir who could be a blessing like this to future generations. He just had to take God for His Word and rely on that word for the future.

Imagine God telling you not only to leave the home you have known for years, but to leave without even knowing your destination. Wouldn’t that be earth shattering news to break to your family?

God had given Abram a direct order and he now had to make the choice of whether he would be obedient. God knew the route perfectly and already knew how he would provide for their every need as they followed His command.

God wants you to get to the point that you start to see and know His Character. When you do that, you won’t have a problem with obedience even when you can’t see the end result. You know He would never lead you to do something that would be a huge mistake or take you down the wrong road.

Very few of us will ever be called to do what Abram had to do, but if you walk in faith, God WILL, not maybe, but WILL ask you to do some things you don’t understand.

Don’t be afraid to trust Him with your life. He might ask you to do something you have never thought of, but you will have tremendous peace and joy knowing that you are in the center of His Will and life will never be boring and mundane again.

 

 

 

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.

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