Read and meditate on Genesis 11:31-32 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.”
Terah, Abraham’s father, had the responsibility of taking his family to Canaan. But they stopped half way to their destination which delayed them in reaching their promise. It was such a delay that Terah died there. Those that were with them seemed to be satisfied in where they took time to delay, but Abraham knew there was more ahead; he knew there was the promise from God. He had a reliable Source encouraging him onto the promise.
We may forget the promise and direction God gives us, but He doesn’t. He knows who will continue on the journey with us and He instructs us on who to take and who not to take with us on our journey. Sometimes we find ourselves having to leave people and things behind we thought would always be in our lives.
Don’t be satisfied to stay in the delay, whether you create it or someone else does. What happens in the midst of our believing? There’s an in between time that can become costly if we choose to stop right in the middle. So often those around us want to see the results even more than we do, but a seasoned journeying traveler knows the Source’s timing for reaching the promise is on His terms, not theirs. Our friends and family can’t always see that and they may return to where you set out, they may build where you stopped half way, but it is rare that they will go the distance with you to see you enter the promise.
As you think about your traveling journey with the Source, where are you? Have you just set out? Have you been traveling awhile and still have many miles to go, or do you see the borders of your promise? Are you living in your promise? Wherever you are, keep your ears and eyes open because as long as you are here on this earth, God still has much to say to you and wants to see you bring in your portion of the harvest! Don’t give up and don’t build a house where God has told you simply to erect a tent, being ready to move once again when He calls.