Genesis 12:1 Not All The Details Are Always Given

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1

Knowing and understanding of what is expected is desired of most people. Not having a clear understanding of a job description can make it very difficult for people to fulfill a job.

Some will attempt to get out of doing a job because of the lack of details, while others will just do their own thing and sometimes miss the job entirely. The more details the less chance of mistake and easier to follow.

God tells Abram to leave his land, family and people to go to a land that He will show him, but does not tell him where he is going.

Picking up suddenly to leave to go somewhere where one does not know where he is going or what he will be doing there is very scary for most people. Most people, upon hearing something like that from God, would question God or question whether they actually heard from God. They would want to know the details of how to get to where they are going and where they are going.

God does not always provide all the details when He is giving some instructions. The believer is to hear God, trust God and act upon what he is being told. It is a walk of faith, knowing that God knows what He is doing and asking of the believer.

In order to act and live this way, a person must give up his control and his rights to God. He must be willing to give God complete control over his life, knowing that God will never do what is eternally bad in the life of any believer who trusts Him. Walking this way will allow God to great and mighty things through the believer.

God may never ask you to leave everyone behind and move to an unknown place, but He will ask you to do things that you may not fully understand. All the details will not always be given.

Your job with God is to trust and obey His every word. It is to step out in faith knowing that God will be with you and allowing Him to reveal the details when they are needed. Your life needs to be a walk of faith in God, not self or the details.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will hear God’s commands to you; that you will trust God’s word to you; that you will live a life of faith in God; and that God will work great works through you in building His kingdom on this earth.

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