Destiny can feel like a mega-moment — a niche in time waiting for us to change the course of history. Or it can be any moment, where we experience God in a way that changes the course of our lives.
Enter Abram. He didn’t start out as a hero of faith. But as he left home for an unknown land, he knew he was obeying God. (Genesis 12:1-4)
Eventually, Abram’s humanity battled his resolve. I know that battle too. Yet, his story shows us three pivotal points to consider:
God tells Abram to leave a familiar PLACE to go where only God knows.
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you…” (Genesis 12:1)
God promises to connect Abram to a PEOPLE only God sees.
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3)
He leads Abram at a PACE to accomplish His will.
…Then Abram continued traveling south by stages toward the Negev. (Genesis 12:9)
Whatever stage of life we’re in, there is destiny in us. It prompts us to respond to the places, people and pace God has in mind.
Our past may be regrettable. The present may not feel doable. The future may seem unreachable. But through Christ it’s all redeemable.
His Presence can saturate any setting. He can save any soul. And the speed of His will unfolds in keeping with His wisdom and love.
You might be familiar with Abram’s story. By Genesis 17, God gives him a new name, Abraham, as part of a covenant.
Whatever God wants to do in or through you and me, we’ll need to agree with Him too. Because whatever places, people and pace are required for our God-given destiny, we’ll find them as we walk with our promise keeping God.
The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does. – Psalm 145:13b
All Scripture references are in the New Living Translation (NLT)
This post is part of my "Lessons I've Learned About Life (so far)" series for the #write31days challenge. To find out more start here.