The LORD said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:1-3 (HCSB)
The call…we sometimes spend the greater part of our day waiting on that one call, that one text, that one Facebook comment! We have focused all of our attention, our thoughts, our hope on that one response. Then when we get it what do we do? What is our response? What are we going to do in return?
That same sceniro has been played out throughout time, well minus Facebook. Even in the Bible there are numerous recorded accounts where individuals have found themselves waiting on “The Call”. In this case though it is typically a call from the Lord. In Gen. 12 we see that a man by the name of Abram heard the voice of the Lord. Basically the Lord called out to Abram and asked to leave behind everything that was his “comfort” and to follow HIM! If that was not enough He was asking a 75yr old man to do this. I know that we might look at this and say…”Well it should be easy because Abram did hear the voice of the Lord”. Today it would not be as easy, because we do not hear that same voice directly – so therefore it is not easy to follow what we can not hear.
That could be identified as our first hindrance to following the Lord’s call on our life. What else could stand in the way? Think about the following questions…
- How did God disrupt Abram’s life?
- What securities did Abram leave behind?
- How did God’s call lead Abram to fully rely on God?
Now take out the word “Abram” and substitute your name. Why is it difficult to fully rely on God? Why is it scary? This Sunday morning in our Student time we will be discussing “The Call”. Join us!