Reflecting on the Abraham story and his plight to sacrifice his son Isaac under God’s instructions, one has to trust God fully. In fact, trust may not be a strong enough word. For many of us we know this story and how it ends. Abraham follows the instructions of God to the letter. Obedience was at the center of every move Abraham made.
Abraham ultimately was called off from performing the sacrifice. But one has to wonder if God had not spoken up, would Abraham have gone through with it.
I love how this story begins- “God tested Abraham.” (Vs.1)
God does not entice us to do what is bad, but to test us if we will do what is right.
Perhaps for many of us we would have struggled with this instruction by God. I would have. But in the end, Isaac came home with dad. The end result took a different turn and twist than perhaps originally thought.
Today, when following the call of God, the result can end two different ways.
Whatever God is asking you to do- faith and obedience play the most important roles. The end result is not your worry. How tough is that? To walk forward in obedience to God is all that matters.
Are you so consumed by how all this will turn out that you have begun to tune God’s voice out? Is your voice the strongest because the desired result has slowly consumed you and the world says listen to yourself and no one else?
Faith can have two answers in the end. Maybe Abraham is asked to sacrifice and complete what God had first said. Maybe God calls you to not fulfill what was originally planned. That’s OK. What the most important thing to remember are faith, trust, and obedience by you. The end result is up to God.
In all things, God loves you and desires for you to succeed in life, not fail.
Follow HIM even when the world says it’s not logical. Then you will know you’re on the right path with God.