Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 25, 2017

Pursuing Our Faith Journey

“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; 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.

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.

God’s word is very clear – faith is the reality of what we hope for – the proof of what is not seen (Hebrews 11:1).  Clinging onto other’s faith journey will not equip us with the tools we need for growth and dependence on Him.  Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6)

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 works individually and creatively– there are no cookie cutter molds to achieve godliness. He is the Rewarder of those who place their faith in Him.  Don’t settle for someone else’s story – don’t miss out on the journey.  When we choose to embrace the faith walk He has for us, we will find that He 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 Women’s Life

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