Get Thee Out
Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 12:1
“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….”
Talk about a challenge.
When asked about the things people “count on” they will often say things like
- Their family
- Their heritage
- Their country
- Their home
God called Abram to leave all that behind.
It wasn’t because God has anything against family, heritage, country, and home. It was because God had a unique job for Abram to do – one that if executed faithfully would result in making of Abram “a great nation.”
I believe God still calls us – all of us – to great and important purposes. Oh, it may not be to create a people out of which will come salvation. But it is important nonetheless.
And we must exercise the same faith that Abram had in answering our own unique call.
Sometimes, when it comes to figuring out what God wants us to do; I think we “aim low.”
Who knows, but God, what great task He might have prepared for us? Who knows which lives, now or in the future, perhaps well into the future will be radically changed for the better if we answer that call faithfully?
I believe in God’s economy every one matters – every single life.
You matter and it matters what you do with the gift of life God has given to you. God knows you are uniquely suited for it.
So, “get thee out” and get to work – God has a plan – and you are at the center of it all.