Leave them Behind!

Relocating is never easy even when you are about to move to fulfill your dream.  There are many reasons why someone relocates; some move because the new location offers power and prestige. Others move because life has been harsh and they can no longer remain where they are.

In Genesis 12, God visited Abram and said, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” (Verses 1-3 NLT). I’m sure that conversation must have been overwhelming: he had to leave everything he knew and held dear.

If God whispered those  words in your ear today, what would you do? Abram  set out. The custom of those days dictate how information is shared. When we look at Genesis 11:31 we see, “One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there.” Abram left with his father and nephew. Today we would say that Abram took his father but in those days, they listed the oldest first. Therefore, the text said that the father took Abram, his wife and Lot.

Many times we behave like Abram and complete our task partially.  He left but, he took them with him, those who he was supposed to leave behind. Sometimes, we are like that. Our new season requires that we leave some things and some people behind, but we are unwilling to obey fully.  I pray that we would be willing to hear the voice of God and follow where He leads.

Thought for Today: Friend, when God speaks, obey.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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