Have you noticed that God often calls us into the unknown and the uncomfortable?
Why do you think He does that?
The critical question is this: When faced with something hard or even scary, what will you do?
Being comfortable is a pretty high value for most of us. Most people are not risk takers by nature. Many people like routine, security and functioning within their comfort zones.
But again, our faith and obedience are far more important to God than our comfort because when we step out in faith, that’s when amazing things can happen.
In Genesis 12:1-7, there’s an incredible story of Abram (who later became Abraham) being called by God into the unknown and unfamiliar. The most important verse in this passage is verse four where it says, “Abram went, as the Lord had told him.”
Abram said yes to God and models for us a faith that we are to emulate.
Of course it’s always easier to live in a comfort zone than it is to live on the edge with God. But adventure and abundant life aren’t found in the safety of the shadows. And God has adventure and abundant life planned for you (John 10:10).
By the way, God didn’t give Abram a lot of information. He just said, “Go…and I will lead you!” And Abram did what God asked him to do. That’s faith.
Here’s how the Word defines faith:
- Faith is believing even when you don’t see (Hebrews 11:1).
- Faith is obeying even when you don’t understand (Hebrews 11:8).
Faith is believing and obeying no matter what the costs and no matter what the risks.
Nope. It’s not an easy way to live, but it is God’s way. And it is the only way to fully experience God’s ultimate purpose and blessing in your life.
Make no mistake about it, from Abraham to Paul—everyone who pursued God and lived for Him—lived a life of incredible adventure. It’s why I’m so passionate about faith and obedience.
Yes, pursuing God with all our hearts may at times be difficult—but never boring!
Boring Christianity is an oxymoron.
“God, You chose Abram,
and You found his heart faithful to You.”
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