One of the worst tendencies that I have is to keep doing an activity longer than I should or to stay in a place of comfort too long. Yet God is always on the move and doing things in the Kingdom, inviting me to come aloing. The challenge for each of us as believers is trusting God’s will moving forward for our lives.
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. Genesis 12:1 (ESV)
Often, I have thought the story in the Bible of a man named Abram. Here he is, minding his own business, making a living, having a family, and seemed to enjoy life. When all of a sudden God comes to him and tells him to leave his hometown, pack up and go to a place that God would show him. His crazy obedience was based on God’s command alone without a clue as to where God would take him!!
I always admired the fact that without hesitation, he obeyed the command, leaving a place of comfort for the unknown. I have a tough time just taking a new route to work each morning!! Routine and comfort often lead to complacency and a lack of adventure with God.
God is always moving us forward to accomplish His will in our lives. He is often prodding, pushing, encouraging, and opening doors of opporuntity for us to move. The problem comes when we are unwilling to leave where we are at currently and move into His capable hands.
Moses told the children of Israel on thier journey, “The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey…” Deuteronomy 1:6–7a (ESV)
Change can be refreshing especialy when it gets me out of my comfort zone. The difficulty with change is that it is accompanied by countless new decisions, unknown outcomes, and the possilbities of failure. These alone make us want to stay where it is comforable and to shun the unknown.
It seems that many people, Christians included, live in such a way that is devoid of meaning. We have filled our lives with doing things that are comfortable like watching tv, playing video games, or sleeping than we do praying, reading the Bible or serving others. Depite the words of wisdom by our elders, which said, “I wish that I had taken more risks, but was too afraid,” we tend to operate in fear.
What most people begin to realize (often when it is too late), is that life is made up of far more important things than what we waste life doing. If we know that eternity awaits and that God’s purposes abound, we shouldn’t limit the work that God wants to do because we are fearful!
In Deuteronomy 1, God commanded Moses to leave the place where he had grown comfortable. The new path would not be easy and the danger would be great. But He knew that if the Israelites walked the path that God commanded, that He would be with them along the way.
God never intended for Moses to remain in the wilderness, instead He called him to lead the people into the promise land. And despite the unknown, dangers, and hardship of travel, Moses trusted God’s leadership and took the first step in the right direction. How could Moses be so confident?
God’s had spoken!! He trusted that God understood the plan and that Moses could trust that God would bring it to completion. When God makes a promise He keeps it and Moses knew this all too well! Because of this Biblical account, we too can be confident in trusting God’s word to us.
Q. What dream, vision, or command has God called you to do?
Q. What are the comfortable things He is calling you to leave behind?
Q. What have you been ignoring that He is positioning you for?
Through it all, if God has called you and He is speaking to you, He has a plan. His presence will go with you and He will provide what is necessary to complete His plan. Trust Him in the process! He will come through! Make the decision today in trusting God’s will moving forward for you life!
It begins with Christ!
If you don’t know Christ as your savior, it all begins with the first step. Committing your life to serve Him is the greatest decision you will make in your life! Finally, for more information on serving the Lord: CLICK HERE!
Thank you for reading, Trusting God’s Will Moving Forward!
I am on a journey to post 300 blog posts in 365 days. So, join the journey by subscribing to my blog, connecting with my socials, like and commenting on my posts.
Also, go to the beginning of the Journey at this link! Journey to 300~Day 1: New Beginnings
Check out my page of recommended resources. Simply, Click here