After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.
In Genesis 12:1, God gave Abram a tall order. In so many words He said, “Pack up and leave everyone you know and everything you are comfortable with and go to a place I will show you.”
If Abram had bowed his knee to doubt and uncertainty, the rest of the story would never have come to pass. He would never have experienced God as his Shield, his great compensation, and he would never have received his exceedingly great reward. In the same way, if Joshua had not overcome his fear and been obedient to God’s command to lead His people into the Promised Land, neither he nor they would ever have enjoyed all that God had planned and prepared for them.
There is power in God’s Word to equip us to stop bowing our knee in fearful uncertainty. We can do what God wants us to do, even if we have to do it with fear.
I am determined that my life is not going to be ruled by fear but by Your Word.”
Lord, strengthen me. So that I cannot be intimidated by an obstacle, by Your help I can overcome the challenges ahead of me. In Jesus Name.
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple…
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, without knowing where he was going.