Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 5, 2013

Chance of a Lifetime

A Middle Eastern woman lying down reading“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’shouse, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make of thee a greatnation, and I will bless thee, and make thy namegreat ; and thou shalt be a blessing:” Genesis 12:1-2 (NIV)

Genesis 12 introduces us to Lot, a man who held onto the curtails of his uncle, Abram’s, faith.  Wealth, possessions and favor followed in Abram’s footsteps, so it’s a no brainer as to why Lot wouldn’t want to tag along.  He was eager to follow and experience the benefits of Abram’s faith walk.  Leaving his homeland of Ur for a great adventure to see the world, Lot’s bags were packed in record time.  It was the chance of a lifetime, and one that Lot had no intention of missing. 

What about us? Have we found ourselves  eager to grab a hold onto someone else’s faith because success characterized their journey? Anytime, we hold onto someone else’s faith walk, we will always shortchange our own. God has a unique growth plan for each of His children’s lives, and He desires to deepen our level of trust in Him.  Basing our decisions on what God is leading in someone else’s life without His clear direction for us will land us outside the will of God. So whose curtails do we tend to hold onto? Maybe’s it’s our parent’s faith.    Or perhaps we’ve placed our trust in results evidenced in the lives of others rather than the One who sovereignly orchestrates the events in our lives. God is the Rewarder of those who place their faith in Him – don’t miss out on the journey – embracing the life He has for us is more than we can ever imagine.

“Father, empower us to step out in faith and pursue the journey You have for us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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