Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HE Will Make You Great

The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.” I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. (Genesis 12:1-2)

If nothing changes, nothing changes. God wants to do a new thing in us. He wants to take us to another level; higher heights and deeper depths. He can not do this if we want to remain stuck in our old ways and our stubbornness. You are where your mind is. You are confined to the boundaries that you set within your mind. God told Abram not only to leave his country but his people in order for God to make him great and to make his name a blessing. There are some places and people that can not and will not co-exist with the position that God wants to place you in naturally, financially, spiritually, or mentally.

God had to remove him from all familiarity so that he would depend on God and not his instincts or what worked the last time. God wanted to be his “go to person”. Within our circles and social groups we have people that we go to for this situation or that situation but God wants us to solely rely and depend on Him. He is our comforter. He is our counselor. He wants us to separate ourselves from anything that contends with him for His position as #1 in our lives. Whether He needs you to change your location or your outlook, you can not stay where you are and go to the next level.

When we do as our Heavenly Father instructs us, then he is free to bless us because we are no longer trying to bless ourselves. We have surrendered our will to the Almighty and now he is free to bless us beyond our beliefs. Not only will he bless us but he will use us to bless others. Our name will be great because our God is great. We recognize the voice of the Lord when He speaks and then follow the instruction he gives us so that our name can be great.


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