30 May Hebrews 11:8 – Step of Faith #136
Hebrews 11:8 in the Passion Translation says, “Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory he was destined to inherit from God. So he left with only a promise and without even knowing ahead of time where he was going, Abraham stepped out in faith.”
Abraham was motivated by his faith. He had to leave what was comfortable to him to follow the call the Lord had placed on his life. His story reminds me that faith isn’t easy and it doesn’t always make sense. It takes courage. Like me, you might receive a lot of push back and you might not have seen any results yet. But when there is an inheritance that God has destined for you, then your faith should motivate you, even if it means foregoing a familiar and easy path.
All Abraham had was a promise. He had a Word from God. He didn’t have anything tangible or anything he could see, but he relied on God’s word. He didn’t know where he was going, but he stepped out trusting that the Lord would follow through with his Word. If you are obeying the Lord, but haven’t seen anything change in your circumstances or you have nothing tangible to show for your faith, let me assure you that you are on the correct path.
Abraham set an amazing example of what it looks like to have faith. His faith was much more than declaring that he believed in God. Yes, of course that is important. But just as Abraham did, it’s also important to put your faith in who God is and what he says he will do. Whether you are believing for a baby, like me, or something completely different do you have faith like Abraham? Remember that preparing yourself for the fulfillment of God’s promises, however unlikely they may seem, demonstrates your faith.