Abraham is called the “father of faith.” He heard God’s voice and went for it – not perfectly, but consistently. We see many incredible examples of his enormous faith outlined in scripture. We also see a few times when Abraham didn’t have so much faith. Like when he tried to tell King Abimelech that Sarah was his sister and not his wife in Genesis 20 and 21. I love how our human nature is revealed here and we see Abraham trying to be sneaky because Sarah was technically his sister – his half-sister. He tried to take care of the situation on his own and chose not to rely on God.
Are you trying to fix something, force something forward, or step out into a fearful situation but using your own strength and wisdom? Have you forgotten the promises of God?
God asks us to go – not alone… but with Him. Abraham tried to do this most of the time but he too failed. It was only Jesus that did it perfectly… every time. Abraham’s faith allowed him to journey with God relying on God’s promises that He was building a permanent place for Abraham and for his family for generations to come – a promised land. That fearless faith propelled Abraham to become influential and successful.
What has God promised you? Do you regularly re-visit those promises and use them to propel you forward to all that God has for you? Or are you compromising and avoiding God’s abundance in your life and relying on your natural talents and cleverness?
God seldom reveals our life’s building plan. Most of the time we don’t have a clue what we are doing, where we are going, or where we will end up. God just says “go” – obey – have faith. Are you willing to let God be your architect and lay a foundation of fearless faith built on consistent obedience?
Hebrews 11:8-10 says, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”
Don’t waiver, don’t compromise….. stand in faith.