Hebrews 11:8-10 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. (9) By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: (10) For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
How many of us like to know as many answers as we can possibly know before we make a decision? I would say we ALL, to some degree, feel more comfortable when we feel like we have some answers before we make decisions, especially life-altering decisions such as starting a new job, relocating our family, deciding whether or not to invest, deciding whether or not to buy a house or to rent, etc.
While it is certainly wise to get as many answers as possible, it is not possible to get ALL the answers because there is probably always one more question that can be asked. For those who tend to seek “all the answers”, they tend to fall into what’s called “Analysis Paralysis”, meaning they get so bogged down with analyzing whether or not they should do something, that they never actually do that something.
Abraham did not allow himself to fall into this trap. But rather, when God called him to go out to where the Lord would lead him, the Bible says he “…obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went…”.
One thing we notice about Abraham’s life is that he knew how to make sure it was God speaking, and once he was assured of it, he didn’t keep asking for more answers; he just obeyed and had faith that God would direct his next steps. He understood that he didn’t have to know all the steps, or the outcome, but he DID have to take the next step, and so do you and I if we are to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives!
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