He Did Not Know Where He Was Going

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

There's something about that phrase, "though he did not know where he was going" that is strangely comforting. Abraham, the giant of the faith, was clueless. He obeyed and went even though the destination was unclear. He just put one foot in front of the other, trusting God was in it.

Abraham went.

For him, it was enough to take the next step and not to have it all figured out. Somehow he calmed his inner voice that was screaming, "Tell me you've got a plan! Tell me you've got this figured out! Tell me you know where you're going!"

Certainty is not part of the Christian life. It was never meant to be. But faith, well that's a different story. That deep covenant faith that trusts a person, not a plan - that's what stands at the center of what it means to be a believer.

Today, as you're tempted to cling to certainty and while your inner voice is screaming for less risk - what if you exercised your faith muscle and stepped out, trusting that God was leading (even if you don't know where). If you did that, you'd stand in the company of true greatness.

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