Do you sense something new happening in your life? Do you want something different? Even if you don’t feel it now, it’s always a good idea to keep your heart prepared for change because it’s a guarantee.
We’ve talked about start, stop, and stay. Sometimes the best decision you can make in finding God’s direction is to go.
Often we’re called to stand our ground when the pressure mounts, but many times we need to take a risk. Do you feel restless where you are? God may have planted a divine desire in you to serve Him in some surprising way. Maybe He’s inspired you with a specific group of people, an idea, a problem, or a place. Maybe He’s calling you to go. Follow that hunch and see where it takes you. Embrace the adventure. The best way to make a leap of faith is to get a good running start.
There’s a great story in the Old Testament about Abram and Sarai (later renamed Abraham and Sarah) that illustrates “go” perfectly. In Genesis 12, God spoke to Abram. At the time, Abram was living in a town called Haran but he was from a city called Ur of the Chaldeans. Back in Abram’s hometown of Ur, the people worshipped a false moon god named Nannar.
What’s significant is that the one true God chose to reveal Himself to Abram. God gave Abram a very simple and direct command: walk away from everything you’ve ever known. “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 NIV 1984, emphasis mine
Leave and go.
To step toward your destiny, you may have to step away from your security.
To go somewhere else, you have to leave where you are. You have to leave what’s known, what’s comfortable, what’s predictable, and what’s easy. To step toward your destiny, you may have to step away from your security.
Who knows where God will take your story if you just let Him? One day, years from now, you’ll look back on your life and see the whole story. What’s it going to be? “I felt like God was calling me, but I was afraid, so I did nothing.” Or will you have a faith-filled adventure to tell? The difference is whether or not you go when God says, “Go.”
Ask: What is God calling me to leave? Where is He calling me to go?