Do you sense something new happening in your life? Do you want something different? Even if you don’t feel it now, it’s always a good idea to keep your heart prepared for change because it’s a guarantee.
Sometimes, the words start, stop, and stay speak to you from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes the best decision you can make in finding God’s direction is to go.
Often we’re called to stand our ground when the pressure mounts, but many times we need to take a risk. Do you feel restless where you are? God may have planted a divine desire in you to serve Him in some surprising way. Maybe He’s inspired you with a specific group of people, an idea, a problem, or a place. Maybe He’s calling you to go. Follow that hunch and see where it takes you. Embrace the adventure. The best way to make a leap of faith is to get a good running start.
In Genesis 12, God spoke to Abram to go. At the time, Abram was living in a town called Haran, but he was from a city called Ur of the Chaldeans. Back in Abram’s hometown of Ur, the people worshipped a false moon god named Nannar.
What’s significant is that the one true God chose to reveal Himself to Abram. God gave Abram a very simple and direct command: walk away from everything you’ve ever known. Now the Lord said[a] to Abram, “Go from your country[b] and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you" (Genesis12:1).
Leave and go. To step toward your destiny, you may have to step away from your security.
To go somewhere else, you have to leave where you are. You have to leave what’s known, what’s comfortable, what’s predictable, and what’s easy. To step toward your destiny, you may have to step away from your security.
Who knows where God will take your story if you just let Him? One day, years from now, you’ll look back on your life and see the whole story. What’s it going to be? “I felt like God was calling me, but I was afraid, so I did nothing.” Or will you have a faith-filled adventure to tell? The difference is whether or not you go when God says, “Go.”
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