Sunday: March 8, 2020
Reference: Genesis 12:1-4
Genesis 12:1, 2 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Each of us has been given a vision, information that gives us something to look forward to. For Abraham, the vision he received demanded that he left His father’s house to another Location, this he obeyed. But don’t just look at his response to this vision, but also what God did before Abraham accepted. There was some negotiation and the provision of certain assurances and guarantees. God didn’t just show up to say ‘alright, I want you to move out of here so get on it’.
Sometimes, it seems as if God tied His hands when He gave man the freewill to choose. Because without the agreement of the same man, He is unable to interfere in their affairs regardless of the direction in which it is headed. Thus, we can say that: ‘while our freewill can be the one thing that aligns us with the vision of God set for us, it could also become the biggest obstacle to the realisation of that same vision’.
For each vision, even though God has it uniquely set out for every individual, its execution requires the cooperation and acceptance of the person about whom it is given. Had Abraham refused to move, that would have been it and Isaac would never have been born. Likewise, had Mary said No to God, He would have had to look for another maiden to bear Jesus. Hence, why God takes necessary steps to assure Abraham of what accompanies the vision should He dare to accept it and align himself with it.
In presenting His son to us, God guaranteed eternal life in Him,
By asking us to wait on Him, He guaranteed strength,
By requiring us to meditate on His word, He presents us with a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Beloved, every vision from God, comes with guarantees and assurances that will always make our Yes worthwhile. So don’t step out of line, stay aligned with God’s vision for you.