Even Though

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8

By: Jennifer Mullen

Have you ever felt as though you have had a calling on your life, but not sure how to execute it? 

Have you been standing still because you cannot fathom how it will all work out? 

Do the questions of the unknown paralyze you?

I think about Abram (a.k.a. Abraham).  He too must have felt that desperation when God called him to “go”.  (Genesis 12)

The conversation may have went something like this:

God: Go.

Abram: Go where?

God: Away from everything you have ever known to a new land I will give you.

Abram: I have no idea how to get there.

God: I will show you.

 So Abram had a choice: To walk in obedience or to stand in disobedience.

Hebrews 11 is known as the faith chapter.  In it we gain a deeper understanding for what Abram did as he took the first step. It says that he:

obeyed…

went…

lived in tents as a stranger in a foreign land…

trusted in God to fulfill what He had called him to do….

EVEN THOUGH!

Even though he did not know where he was going.

Even though it did not make sense.

Even though he would never see the full picture.

Even though he “did not receive the things promised; (he) only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.” (Hebrews 11:13)

So what has God called you to do? How have you responded?

Are you willing to take that first step of obedience…even though?

Are you will to feel out-of-place in uncharted territory…even though?

Are you willing to trust God to fulfill His purpose in you…even though?

Your obedience sets into motion the fulfillment. But, like the heroes of faith, you may not see the fulfillment. “…none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.” (Hebrews 11:39-40)

So…EVEN THOUGH…are you going to step out in faith? Your work is a part of a grand scheme. Are you going to join in the effort? It is, after all, your purpose. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) He created you with a specific plan. 

His plan is not that you experience a life of great adventure for your own enjoyment. It is that you experience a life in His hand for His glorification.  Whether it be seasons of mundane routine (diaper after diaper) or it be a whirlwind adventure of worldwide travel or both, your obedience to do what He called you to do is about so much more than you!  It is

…. so that God be glorified.

…so that you can reflect on the path and testify to His sustaining power.

…so that others can peer into your life and KNOW that God is!

…so that those around you will see Christ through you and be redeemed.

I love you, dear sister.  Do not be afraid of the journey.  He is just waiting for you to help show the world His love. Take the first step. The journey is the thing! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Even Though

  1. Cindy Miramontes

    Thank you I needed something with substance today, I agree with you that if you know when God is telling you to go somewhere and with fear you stand still, sometimes when we do that in the light of the grand scheme He has planned,we delay some of the awesome things He has in store for us and others. Now I see that if instead of taking the Moses attitude that characterized me: “God send someone else!” I would say like my mother: “Yes Lord send me!” an would boldly go where He was leading me I would have not been stuck in whatever set of mind I was. Sometimes we forget that He fights for us and is with us every step of the way. I’m not changing diapers anymore but let me just tell you I don’t regret it staying with my babies, I will never get those years back and I’m glad I took all those videos and pics because those precious memories live inside of me forever! and get me through tough times my babies’ little smiles. Therefore keep on loving those babies if every mom would nurture and educate their children as they should the world will be a better place and you young moms are shaping the world of tomorrow today!

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  2. Anndee

    Having just returned at midnight from a “a whirlwind adventure of worldwide travel” almost to the Chilean border that included a very full van and several mundane diapers, I’ll keep my comments brief because I need to get to bed.

    Thank you for your post. One year ago right now we were in the “deciding to follow” point of our journey-story. This year we are tired and I’m sick. We are seeing fruit from our ministry, people coming to Christ, leaders being raised up and a church community coming together, but it’s good to be reminded of the promises God has when we obey. Thank you.

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