It’s human nature to want to get all the details possible before we can make a decision. We always insist that all cards be put on the table before we can make a choice. If details of a deal are only revealed after we have made a commitment, we tend to feel cheated. One of the things I have realized in my journey of faith is that God does not always give you all the details you want. Many are the times you will behave like a blind person groping in darkness and unsure of what will happen. You will also occasionally have so many questions but without an answer. God does not always provide all the details you need to make a decision. The details only become clearer when you start moving. The call of Abraham in the scriptures is such an example. God just told Abraham to leave his fathers house and go to a place that He would show him. There were no many details to the call and Abraham did not have time to communicate his fears or concerns. God did not even tell him what landmarks he will encounter on his way or challenges he may face but only asked him to start moving. Faith embraces uncertainties. If you are always so sure and certain of what you are doing for God, there may be need to recheck. A journey of faith will many times leave you wondering what next. Like Abraham you will find yourself afraid and give out your ‘wife’ so as to spare your life. It’s when God rescues our ‘Sarahs“ who we lied to be our sister that we shall know He is still together with us. Other times it’s Pharaohs who will come telling us that God spoke to them about us, while God is appearing quite on us. Where do you feel like God gave you a burden and then quit on you? Where do you feel like you are just going through emotions of life blindly not so sure if it’s God wills for you? It’s called walking by faith. You can’t always be so sure but there is some inner persuasion and peace that God is in it. I like saying that when God tells you to start something, be sure He will alert you when He wants you to quit on it. Keep going as much as you are not so sure about it. When you arrive where He wants you to go, in his own way He will tell you!
“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 NIV
Last modified: August 20, 2020