Has God ever asked you to do something that seemed unreasonable? Something that took you into the territory of the unknown? The unknown is full of haunting “what ifs”. Yet God often calls us to chart unknown territory as we follow Him. Obeying His commands to forgive, to give away our treasures…. to give up things that provide security and pleasure often leave us in the scary territory of unknown outcomes.
Imagine how Abraham felt when God asked him to move his whole family without telling him where they were going (Genesis 12:1-3). God also asked Abraham to persevere – to stay in an unknown land even when the lure of past comforts may have threatened to seduce him and his family back to their comfort zone in Ur.
If we allow it, the fear of the unknown can cripple our capacity to follow God’s leading through the days ahead of us. However, like Abraham, when we cling to the One who knows all things, we are in good hands…regardless of where he Leads – Joe Stowell.
Never be afraid to entrust the unknown future to the all knowing God – Guidepost.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called…And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrew 11:8