The original promise that God made to Abraham, was intended for the whole world, not just for Abraham’s descendants:
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”Genesis 12:3
Therefore, all believers participate in this promise, and are blessed, as children of Abraham. Yet, do we ever think about what this promise meant?
God promised to bless Abraham, and make him great, but there was one condition. Abraham had to do what God wanted
For Abraham, this meant leaving his home, his friends, and travelling to somewhere where God’s promise would come through Abraham’s family. In other words, Abraham obeyed, but in doing so, he was walking away from everything he knew. Plus, Scripture showed that Abraham had no ”Plan B.”
Friends, I find this incredible because there was definitely no social media to let people know that he was safe or doing well, and let’s face it, he couldn’t just hop back on a plane and go back to his homeland if things didn’t work out! Nope, Abraham completely trusted God, and in obedience, left everything – forever – to follow God’s promise of even more incredible blessings in the future
Is God trying to lead you to a place of more incredible things through Him?
Paul reminds us that the promise made to Abraham is also ours when we are Heirs in Christ. Therefore, allow me to encourage us this morning, to not let comfort and security of our present positions, or the distraction of pain and hardship, make us miss God’s plan for our lives
The blessing is ours as believers, but it is walking by faith and obedience, with God, that the blessing then comes into fruition