Good evening friends, I trust that you are well. About a month ago, I started writing on the topic: “come up; i will show you” Here’s the link https://veekhythinks.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/come-up-i-will-show-you-keepingfaith/ . I didn’t intend to keep writing on it, but inspiration has been coming in that direction, so I figured that someone definitely needs this and would be blessed beyond measure.
Now, for some reason, Terah, Abraham’s father woke up one morning at about 4 am(lols just guessing) and decided to take his whole family out of Ur which was their place of dwelling. It was not that he just left Ur saying in his head, ” I just feel like leaving, and I don’t really know where we are going…”
He left Ur with a destination in mind. He wanted to take his family to Canaan. I want to believe that before he stood up that morning by 4 am, he must have thought about this for weeks, possibly months and it eventually got to a point where he just had to leave.
It’s also possible that prior to leaving Ur for Canaan, he must have spent time day dreaming and picturing this new life at Canaan, you know, the sun would be setting with his legs crossed beside a lake, what a beauty, he just had to go there.
But can you believe He never actually got to Canaan? fine, they left Ur, but got to a place called Haran and settled there. Not that He dwelled there for two,three or four years, but He made it a home and eventually died there. How sad!
That he had ‘come up’ out of Ur, but settled for less, gave up on the vision and eventually died in a place of complacency is just sad. Haran was probably a good place you know. It’s just that it wasn’t Canaan, it wasn’t the vision, it was a substitute, a temporary comfort. It was Haran. Note: Haran can never be Canaan and Canaan can never be Haran.
Which brings me to this.
In coming up we must never settle for Haraan. We should get rid of the ‘at least I’m no longer at Ur’ mentality. Haran isn’t the picture, keep going, keep working towards that vision keep growing. For goodness sake, don’t die in Haran.
Do you know that many years later, Abram was still in Haran, after all that was where his earthly father led him to, but then God told him to leave and go to a place he would show him. In other words, God told him to “Come up, I will show you”.
Now what bursts my brain about Abram, was the fact that, with no idea in his head of where he was going, he stepped out in faith and just left Haran. On the way however, as they passed by a locality where the Canaanites dwelled, God told Abram that He would give him that land.
So to cut a long story short, here are two life lessons:
First, NEVER, I repeat, NEVER settle for Haran.
Second, sometimes you may not have the big picture just yet, but once God is saying step out, we must learn to trust him. It’s a “come up and I will show you” thing after all.
I really hope this has blessed you. Check this out:
This would be added to our already existing segments soon. Be blessed.
#Bold steps: one foot in front of the other.
We are going to hear from young people who have stepped out/ are stepping out in faith to walk in purpose i.e. anything from starting a business venture to writing a book etc. We would get to know them, the challenges they faced, how they overcame and of course publicity for what they are doing. It promises to be exciting.