By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:8-10
Faith means believing that what you can’t see will be better than what is right in front of you.
One of my personal battles I fight often is the need for security. I love to build margins to protect myself. Sometimes that means showing up early and other times that means budgeting way more money than necessary for financial security. While both are wise, I’ve noticed that my desire for security can hinder my ability to follow God. This is what strikes me about Abraham’s decision. He didn’t know where he was going. The destination did not include familiar faces from his father’s household. What compelled him to chose God over the security of staying close to home?
Abraham was looking forward. His focus was firmly set on what would be, not what is. Abraham didn’t know where God was leading, but he loved the one leading more than the security of home.
For a man to stretch himself beyond the safety of what he knows, he must love God more than anything else. Abraham was looking forward and not looking around. His vision was laser-focused on God’s call and promise. He didn’t know much about the journey, but what he knew about God outweighed any benefit to playing it safe. May the faith-filled vision of Abraham inspire you to be instant and reckless in your pursuit of God.
DO THIS TODAY: Start thinking about why you chose to put faith in God