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Do you find yourself in a compromising situation?
Are you going through a time when you trusted God’s word yet your fears and your situation is still overwhelming?
One experience that always makes me relate to this passage in the Bible is during the time, when my husband had to choose between two business locations to manage as sales territory and generate business from.
Against popular opinion, he chose the seemingly less lucrative market. The success that came from the region that looked like there was no business opportunity was huge. God surprised us. He showed us that He can bring something out of nothing.
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When God called Abraham and promised him great blessings what happened?
At first, there was famine.
But then, hadn’t God promised a flourishing land?
How does Abraham deal with that challenge?
He compromises. He is afraid. He is not secure in in the unfamiliar land. He comes up with a scheme. He asks his wife to lie.
‘Don’t tell them you are my wife just say you are my sister’.
The lie does not help. Pharoah takes his wife.
Then God shows up.
He rescues Abraham in faithfulness to His promise.
Soon, Abraham begins to get wealthy.
Lot, his nephew who accompanied him starts getting wealthy too.
One of the benefits of tagging along with a man called by God.
Both begin to have increase in cattle and people.
Their wealth increases to an extent where the Bible records that the land was not able to contain it.
A land that experienced famine a while back is now thriving.
That’s the power of God’s promise.
At times the promise may not make sense because often God’s promises are extreme, contrary to the natural.
When God promises, what seems like famine will turn to fruitfulness.
When God promises, impossible situations turn possible.
When God promises hopelessness turns to hope.
When God promises, fears of torment turn to faith through changed circumstances.
To continue with the story.
Abraham and Lot separate.
Lot chooses Sodom, which looks more promising. Abraham takes the leftover land.
As soon as Lot, separates from Abraham, God comes with a fresh promise.
The lesson: When God chooses someone for a specific purpose, God will demand His chosen ones to abstain from some things, to distance themselves from some people in order for God to work through them and bless them.
Is God asking you to stay away from someone or something?
It could be people that could affect your walk with God.
It could be things that could affect your walk with God and ultimately destroy your destiny.
Abraham underwent the test of a man called by God.
What’s the test? Facing famine instead of a flourishing land.
But after he faces the famine, God confirms his promise to Abraham ‘Great blessings are ahead of you. All I want you to do at this point of time is to get a feel of your blessing, walk through the land, experience its breadth and its width.’
Maybe you are going through a time of testing, the kind that 1 Peter 1 mentions, trials come to test the genuineness of your faith, because your faith is more precious than gold.
Hold on to God’s promise, the blessings may not be visible right now but your season of blessing is coming soon.
Before you enter that flourishing season of blessings, find a way to get a good feel of it and prepare yourself!
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The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
Genesis Chapter 13: Verses 14-17