Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Day You Went

The DVR was a game changer for us.  We no longer have to watch commercials.  We no longer have to worry about getting home in time to watch our favorite show.  But with all the fast-forwarding, we sometimes miss parts of the story.  And it is the in-between parts that are sometimes the best parts.

In Genesis 12:4, we read, "So Abram went."  He went.  That's all.  He didn't win.  He went.

He didn't know where he was going.  He didn't know how long the journey would take.  God told him to pack up his things and go...and he went.

My gut tells me that, at that moment, his friends and family did not congratulate him.  Like we do, they were saving the celebration for the arrival.  Maybe they didn't want to get too carried away.  Maybe they didn't want to look like fools if the journey failed.  Maybe they were uncertain that leaving was the right thing to do.

We are in such a hurry to get to the end, that we rarely stop and celebrate the little things along the way.  Like simply going.

At some point, every journey towards freedom started with a decision to go.

At some point, every journey towards health started with a decision to go.

At some point, every journey towards making a difference started with a decision to go.

Maybe the end is not yet in sight for you.  Maybe you are a long way from where you want to be.  Maybe your victory is miles away.

That's okay.

The important thing is that you are willing to go.

One day, you'll stand victorious and everyone will applaud.

On that day you will look back and realize the greatest step of faith was the day you went.

So for everyone who took a step today...CONGRATULATIONS...the greatest acts of faith are often in the smallest parts of the story.

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