I Am Your Reward
Often when people say that they don’t know God’s will, what they really mean is that they have not heard an audible voice from heaven.
But I want you to consider Abraham for a moment, the father of the Israelite nation. In Genesis 12:1 God said to him, “get out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.” God’s call to Abraham didn’t include specific coordinates, just a call to go. As Abraham obeyed, God revealed His plan one step at a time.”
If God revealed His ultimate plan for our lives from the beginning, we would often find ourselves chasing a dream rather than following Him. God didn’t want to just send Abraham to his inheritance; God wanted to lead him there. In following God one step at a time, Abraham made an amazing discovery. The land and the legacy that God would give him was something wonderful indeed, but there was another reward that would make all others pale in comparison. “Abram,” the Lord says in Genesis 15:1, “I am . . . your exceedingly great reward.”
If you think you’ve got it all figured out and you know exactly where God is going to take you, be prepared for disappointment. God’s will is never revealed in such a way that it negates our need for dependence upon Him. Ultimately whether or not we fulfill God’s will for our lives depends on whether or not we follow Him. The real reward for following God is God Himself.
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