Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 7, 2018

Blessed In The Midst of Unknowns

“When I called him (Abraham), he was only one; I blessed him and made him many.” Isaiah 51:2b (HCSB)

Leaving familiar behind is not quite my easy stride. I love the comfort zone. I enjoy repetition. I don’t get bored with same. Routine is my best friend. But moving away from what fits me pushes me into uncharted territory. Places I feel uncomfortable. Places that stretch me. Places that dare me to be bold and courageous.

Have you ever been there when leaving what seems ordinary and easy beckons you to come? Perhaps it’s a new job. Maybe it’s a move to another area. Perhaps it’s stepping out to share your faith. Maybe it’s taking the next step to be all that God has called you to be. Perhaps leaving means different things in different seasons of our lives – navigating through the stages of our lives.

Abraham’s was the ultimate sacrifice. Leaving everything he knew. Leaving his inheritance. Leaving his relatives. Walking with God faithfully to a place he had never seen. Following after God in a direction he didn’t even know how to take. Goggle maps couldn’t lead him. Facebook couldn’t connect him. Twitter couldn’t encourage him. Instagram couldn’t remind him. Totally uncertain of whether he would ever return to his homeland, yet faithfully trusting the unknown to the One true God who called him.

Scripture is filled with over 200 references to Abraham’s faith journey. Was he without fault? Absolutely not. Like you and me, Abraham had moments of reactive fear. Like you and me, Abraham learned how to trust God completely. Like you and me, Abraham was faced with God’s supreme test in laying down what he loved so dearly. Like you and me, he sometimes failed.

Love the promises of God sprinkled throughout Abraham’s life. Constant reminders that He is the rewarder of those who live righteously. He blesses those who remain faithful to the very end of life in this world. And our God knows precisely when and how to stretch us out of familiar.

Is God beckoning us to a deeper walk? Has he nudged us to leave comfort and easy? Is God inviting us to trust Him more with each wobbly step toward the unknown? Sweet friends, let’s answer when God calls and embark on an incredible journey of faith.

“Father, help us to be women who aren’t afraid to step out of our comfort zone and joyfully follow your leading even towards the unknowns.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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