When God called Abram to leave his country and his loved ones for an unknown land, he had a choice – stay in the comfort of what he knew, or obey. Because he chose to obey, he became a Father of nations, he became the Father of our faith.
Contrast this with his father Terah, who appeared to have set out on the same journey but stopped midway.
Pursuing our God-given dreams will often take us into unknown territory. Consider Joseph, sold as a slave into a foreign country with different cultural values.
Consider David, taken from a simple pastoral occupation into a military environment and then into palace culture.
Long, long before I began blogging some three-and-a-half years ago, I had a desire for God to use me to minister to members of the body of Christ. In particular, I wanted to reach out to wounded women.
Aware that precious time was passing and circumstances were such that I found myself marginalised within the body of Christ, and aware I had a talent for writing, which I’d allowed to lie dormant and unused, I decided to start blogging so I could at least try and use my writing gift for God’s glory.
I made the choice to plunge myself within the blogosphere, a totally alien world to me, as someone who’d ignored and had no time for social media or computer technology.
Dear purpose-driven believer, make no mistake about it, following your dream will take you into unknown territory. However, God has promised He will never leave or forsake us.
And no matter how gifted or called we might believe ourselves to be, we need the intervention of our all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful God. We should therefore heed the advice from the writer of Proverbs, when he tells us to commit our works into Father God’s hands.
Whatever our destiny, whatever path the Lord leads us on towards that destiny, whatever circuitous or untrodden route our journey may involve, we can be sure that if we allow God to take complete control and if we allow him to guide us and open those doors of opportunities at his timing and in his pre-ordained season, then we will achieve success.
It takes faith and patience to inherit the promises of God. And the Bible tells us that his promises are “Yes” and “Amen”. Abraham had a dream to become a father. Joseph had a dream to be a prominent leader. Their dreams became a miraculous reality. God is able to do the same for you and for me.
So, do you have a dream?
Are you pursuing that dream?
We have a choice to entrust our dreams into God’s hands, to pursue our destiny wholeheartedly. What will you choose to do?
Dear reader, may I challenge you today? Whatever God-inspired dream lies within your heart, make that choice to pursue it relentlessly. Become a purpose-driven achiever.
Have a blessed week!
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