Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Not Knowing Where He Was Going

Hebrews 11:8 says that Abraham went out to the land God promised, not knowing where he was going. This does not fit at all with our modern, twenty-first century, American mindset. We like things planned and ordered: all set down in our Outlook or Day-Timer. The problem is, God does not necessarily work that way. Now I do not want to be opposed to all planning; it is good to do things in an orderly manner. But sometimes we can reach the point where our schedules and our plans run us, rather than us running our schedules and plans. And we can have little or no room for God to work in our lives and do the unexpected. For the important thing is not whether we have things well planned out (though this can be a good thing), but whether we are willing to trust God to do what He plans in our lives (Proverbs 3:5,6; Ephesians 2:10; Psalms 46:10). Even if it means going we do not know where.

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