Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed." So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. -Genesis 12:1-4
I have thought a lot lately about moving on, with Scott and I leaving at the end of May and with all of our seniors graduating. This time has been a sad one for me, but also, it is exciting. There is an excitement about the unknown, but also, there is LOTS of fear and anxiety. I imagine when Abram was called by God he didn't jump at the opportunity to leave everything he knew. He was rightfully scared of change and moving away. Abram, however, trusted in the promise of God and went for it. That is my challenge and my encouragement for all of you today. We are all called by God and even though we may fall down in our call God is there to lift us up. So go out into your mission field knowing that God has called you to your specific place and if for some reason you feel called somewhere else then well... Go for it!
So seniors prepare for a time when you get to discern that call and enjoy it while you can!
For those who have a few years left, don't think you can't begin to figure out where God is calling you right now because he is certainly calling you to great things.
Lastly, for all of you who have found your call or maybe are looking for a new one, blessing upon you and know that God walks with you from your home through the anxiety to the promised land.
Prayer for Today
Being called is scary. Leaving what we know is terrifying. For many of us we feel unqualified or simply undeserving. Lead us God through our days through the fire and the flood. Help us to not lose heart in our calling and run passionately toward it! Amen.