Back in October, a pastor came and spoke at Southern. Over the course of the week, he told us his story. To make a long story short, he felt God telling him to leave his life where he was and move to another city, across the United States.
It was much like the story of Abraham in Genesis 12:1-7 (MSG)
1 God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.
2 I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.”
4 So Abram left just as God said, and Lot left with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. Abram took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot with him, along with all the possessions and people they had gotten in Haran, and set out for the land of Canaan and arrived safe and sound.
During this week he was preaching, I was struggling with listening to God’s voice and His plan for my life. That Sunday, I was talking with my parents about how there weren’t many jobs in Chattanooga and how maybe it was time for me to look elsewhere. She brought up the story of Abraham and how God called him to go, so he went.
I knew God was talking to me through this pastor and his story. I Facebook messaged him shortly after the meetings were over to tell him how impactful his message was to me. He wrote back encouraging me to continue listening to God and following in His path and to keep him updated as to where God puts me to bless others.
So today, I messaged him back updating him on what was going on in my life.
Again, he encouraged me to continue listening to God. He left me with this, which I believe is incredibly powerful:
“Jesus says if you are faithful with a few things, you’ll get more. If you are not, even the little you have will disappear. Being faithful with what God is calling you to is of utmost importance because it’s his way of loving you and caring for you.”
God proves to me over and over again how faithful He is. How through it all, His plan is my life–no matter the time it takes to happen. I know I want to continually allow God to led in my life so that He is constantly living THROUGH me and people see Him IN me.
Abram’s story continues in verse 7,
7 “God appeared to Abram and said, ‘I will give this land to your children.’ Abram built an altar at the place God had appeared to him.”
Not only does God give Abram give him a promise, but Abram built an altar to acknowledge that he was willing to let God work.