Have you ever taken a leap of faith because you believed it was what God had told you to do? Leaps of faith are scary. If you've ever done it, you can testify to the quaking in your knees. You can remember the feeling of your gut quivering in fear and excitement all churning together. You may even have conflicting memories of those moments that served to send you headlong into your adventure into a new life. Abram had such an adventure. God says very little to Abram. Pack up all your stuff. Box up all your worldly goods. Gather your livestock and your stored items. You and your immediate family, gather them all and all your stuff. You're going to leave everything and everyone you know and love. Ready? Let's go to the place that I will show you. This is some serious leave taking here. Every thing and everyone you know will be left behind. Your lives are going to change forever. You will go and you will thrive. You will move from here and go there and you find yourself excited for the new purpose that's in your vision. Your perceptions will change and grow. Your perspectives will adjust and enhance your life. There will be adventure and abundant blessings. Let's go to the place that I will show you.
As a member of a military family this is your way of life. You experience 'let's go' every few years. Our orders are here, lets start praying and packing. We're leaving behind everything and everyone we love. The packers arrive and your stuff heads out. Sooner than you expected you're heading out toooo, headlong into a new adventure. It can be scary and exciting at the same time. It's always a leap of faith.
God calls each of us to different levels of faith leaps at different times in our lives. What may be a tremendously huge leap to you, may be more like a straight forward move to someone else. Wherever and whenever and to wherever God calls; we are called to be ready and willing. It may be a big Abram type of move, or it might be a new job closer to home. It could be a move that takes you into a new ministry or working with a new group of people. It may tackling the reins of leadership to playing guitar in public for the first time. Moving from one place to the next. Moving when God calls us to move.
When we take that leap of faith we may not know where we are heading, or how we're going to get there, but we always know that God does. It will be an adventure with an abundance of blessings. Let's go. Let's go to the place that I will show you. It's going to be amazing. Genesis 12:1 "God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you."