Today I was doing my Bible study for the week and it’s based off of Genesis 12:1-13:4. It’s the story of Abraham’s calling and his response to the call.
God called Abraham. His calling is beautifully written out in Genesis 12:2-3. God called him to leave his country, his people, and pick up his whole life and move. Wowzers. But God wanted HIM specifically, to fulfill His purposes through Abraham. I look at his life. The trials he was called to. Abraham was 75 when God called him.
It made me think about what I was called to do here on this earth. Abraham dealt with the issue of no children. In fact, there are MANY times in Genesis where barren women were mentioned. It seemed for awhile that every chapter I was reading, “someone” couldn’t have children. Dan and I have a unique situation – not necessarily barren, but barren in the fact that my womb may be forever empty. But as I read about these women, many ended up getting pregnant and God still used them. Think about Abraham and Sarah! Even in their old age, God still felt they should have a child (and to continue the covenant God made with Abraham), so Sarah had Isaac. But then Abraham was called to sacrifice his ONLY son! I know I talked about that before, but it just made me think. Abraham made mistakes. He doubted God. He lied about Sarah being his wife and told the Egyptians that she was his sister, so that they wouldn’t kill him. Interesting. Abraham sinned – despite the calling God gave to him. Sarah even blamed Abraham for her suffering (of being barren). BUT…God still used him. We will fail. We will sin. We need God’s grace.
All this to say, that right now, if God says “no” to us, I am okay with it. It feels incredible to say that and I praise God for that feeling today. Tomorrow it could change, but I want to celebrate today. God has given me peace. God has given me understanding. God has more in store for me than I could ever imagine. I don’t say that because I’m trying to be cocky, but it’s true for everyone. God has more in store for us than we could EVER imagine – and it’s PERFECT. (I know I sound like a broken record player, but it’s true).
MY God called Abraham. MY God called Dan and I to this situation. MY God saw Abraham through ALL his trials and challenges. AND MY God will see Dan and I through ours. Because God’s love is unconditional and neverfailing.