Day 20 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
”He (Abraham) did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8
You’ll never be ready. You’ll never be ready to get married or have kids. You’ll never be ready to start a business or go back to school or move to the mission field. You’ll never be ready financially, emotionally, or spiritually. You’ll never have enough faith, enough cash, or enough courage. You’ll never be ready to do anything God has called you to do. This doesn’t mean that you don’t prepared yourself. You can get an education, but you will never be ready for anything God has called you to do. God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called. If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life.
The author of Hebrews writes, “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.” (11:8). Abraham didn’t know the final destination, but it didn’t keep him from taking the first step in the journey. What’s the first step or next step you need to take in your journey? If you take the first step, God will reveal the second step. The problem is that most of us want the 25-year plan before we’re willing to step out in faith. We want to know exactly where we’re going and exactly when we’ll get there, but God doesn’t operate that way. He gives us just enough revelation, just enough grace, just enough strength. Why? So we will live in daily dependence on Him. He doesn’t want us to rely on the revelation; He wants us to rely on Him.
Without knowing where he was going, Abraham took the first step. And God honored it. There are moments in life when you need to quit a job, make a move, or end a dating relationship. And you need to take that step without knowing what the next step will be. Don’t wait for more revelation; be obedient to the amount of revelation God has given you.
Our failure to act on what we know God is calling us to do not only breeds doubt and discouragement; it’s a form of disobedience.
What to pray? As the team prepares to go to Haiti, pray for safe travel and opportunities to make much of Jesus.
June 19, 2018