And Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions which they had gathered, and the people of their household which they acquired in Haran; and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. And thus they came into the land of Canaan. (Genesis 12:5)
God wanted to bless Abraham beyond measure, but he would have to commit everything to His care in order to receive His blessing. In other words, he had to let God to take complete control of his life, believing that He would provide all his needs. Of course, Abraham did just that, that is, he stepped outside of his comfort zone and took God at His word, walking in obedience to His voice. He even took all his possessions with him, thus leaving no room for an excuse to go back. In Abraham’s eyes, nothing was worth giving up God’s blessing.
Is God calling you to enter into new territory? Are you ready to commit every aspect of your life to His care? You can’t leave one foot where you are and go where God wants you to be. It’s either all or nothing. Are you ready to take that step of faith? Are you ready to be blessed beyond measure?
Perhaps you’ve already taken that step, but you’re growing tired of your surroundings. Maybe God’s will doesn’t look so obvious to you anymore, and you’ve lost your passion for what you once held dear to your heart. Be careful with those feelings! God didn’t call you out of the place where you were to make you comfortable, but to give you a greater purpose to fulfill in life.
Facing hardships and trials doesn’t mean you aren’t where you ought to be; don’t let feelings of uncertainty keep you from remembering your first love. If you’re having doubts about where God has placed you, then it’s likely you’ve left something behind that you’re attempting to use an excuse to avoid doing His will. Give your cares to God. There’s no joy outside of His will. Returning to the old life will drive you deeper into the pit of despair. Don’t go back to that place!
God assures us of His blessing, but He doesn’t promise that carrying out His will is going to be easy. Don’t let your situation cause you to lose sight of your purpose. Give your burdens to God. Don’t worry about getting quick results. Simply act in faith, and go where God leads you. He will provide, but you must do your part to obey His voice, just as Abraham did.