Step by Step…

Then Abram traveled south by stages toward the Negev. Genesis 12:9

We all have dreams, a destiny and plans for our lives.  We at times even have friends, family members and even academic advisors who influence how we pursue our dreams.  If you have grown up in the church, your church family also tries to help you pursue “your calling”.

But somehow, no matter what our age is- we want our dreams, our plans and our destiny to happen TODAY OR TOMORROW!

We can learn a lot from what scriptures tells us about Abram’s life.  Here is the dream or plan that God told him “I will cause you to become the father of a great nation.  I will bless you and curse those who curse you.  All the families of the earth will be blessed through you”

Abram was 75 years old when he was told of his future and the plans that God had for him.  Then when he is 99 years old God reminds him of this promise and once again tells him that he will be the father of nations, a multitude of nations (Gen 17).  However since the original promise, it took 25 years for the promise child to be born (Gen 21).

My friend, don’t give up on that promise, on that spoken word over your life or that destiny that He has planned for you.  You may not see it taking form today but every decision you make, every step you make will get you closer to it.

Today I remind you to Just Breathe and remember Step by Step!!!

Reflection Corner:

1.)    Do you have any dreams that you have given up on?

2.)    What “steps” can you take today to “revive” that dream?

3.)    Call a friend and make them part of your new pursuit.

2 thoughts on “Step by Step…

  1. kathiefico

    Since knowing that God had a plan for me, I have been walking toward that plan every day. When “life happens” we shouldn’t say that God took it away or changed those plans. Every aspect of life He uses to fulfill our call, to make us into the person that He created us to be. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose”. (Rom 8:28) And we should be patient in our well doing. Like Abraham, it took 25 years. His biological son was a huge part of his destiny, but it wasn’t the only part. Certainly he had to be patient. But he also had to do what God told him to do. “Let patience have it’s perfect wok, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:4). Patience and obedience will bring about our destiny….one step at a time.

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