Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18
Sometimes we go through seasons of our lives that just don’t make any sense.
We’ve been obedient. We have been in fellowship with God and his Word. Yet somehow what he calls us to and what we see are very different things.
We try to stay the path, but as time goes on it seems that the wilderness we walk in has no end in sight. We know this is God’s path that led us here, so we continue – sometimes with great blindness to where our path leads. But still we walk on. At times the path makes no sense whatsoever. We complain, we question, we cry out, and yet we continue even when wishing to quit. Some of us continue and some of us eventually give up.
I wonder Abram’s thoughts when he was promised descendants? He too found himself in a strange land- out numbered, with the revelation of centuries of enslavement. He had no children. He wasn’t a young man anymore- and neither was his wife. God chose Abram for His divine purpose despite his current circumstances and personal limitations.
“Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.”
God chose Abram, and he believed. Abram didn’t see the end result. He trusted God at his word and obeyed. Through his obedience, God was glorified.
“Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.”
Are you caught up in your own limitations? Do you feel limited by your circumstances?
God cannot use us for His glory when we take our eyes off of his righteousness and focus on our own circumstances. If we work in our own power, we limit God to our finite selves and interfere with His greater will and purpose.
Lord remind me that you are perfect in your ways. You see what is seen and unseen. You hold the future and the present circumstances. Help me to remain faithful to that which you have called me- seen and unseen.