“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee…” (Genesis 12:1)
I can imagine what may have gone through Abram’s mind:
“Say what? Are you sure, God? You want me to leave my Daddy’s homeland? I’m 75 years old, and Dad is up in age; shouldn’t I be caring for him?”
“I know some of his income is from making idols. He is a general* to Nimrod and has always provided for me. Sure, he worships the idols. Yes, Dad tried to get me to sell them. Nimrod even wanted to kill me because I refused. Perhaps Nimrod saw I was nothing like my Dad.”
“I’m not sure I’ll make it. What if the people hate me? Where will I live, and how will I provide? I feel like I’m walking blindly without direction.”
No wonder Abraham is called the father of the faithful. God had confidence in Abraham. He wanted to make a great nation out of him. However, Abraham had to get out of his comfort zone.
Maybe we, too, need to get out of our comfort zone. Surely things aren’t like they used to be. We need change. ‘Reminds me of the disciples; they followed Jesus for 3 1/2 years. After He was crucified and rose from the dead, he told them, “Go ye into all the world…”
Let’s leave our comfort zone. No, Jesus is not physically walking with us, but He is in us. It might require a different job, a move, or getting away from some folks that want to hinder your advancement in the kingdom. The need is everywhere.
If God is speaking to you, go ahead and take the plunge. Get out and do whatever He is dealing with you to do.
*Jewish tradition. See: Who Was Terah? – Jewish History (chabad.org)