Sometimes it becomes very difficult in Following God because so many things can rail against His voice…
Genesis 11:31 – Genesis 12:1-7…
11 31Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there. 32Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.
12 1The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2“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. 3I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
Following God requires faith. It requires believing even though we may not see. It is important that we are careful not to get ahead of God or behind Him. The trick is to stay with God.
Following requires that we not allow others to set agendas for us. If we do not have conviction we do not step forward in faith. Others will lead us instead.
We cannot settle for anything less than God’s best for our life when following God.
Following God means that you must leave places, things, and sometimes people behind.