Trust and move 2
'Do not look behind you.' Genesis 19:17 NKJV
Once we've stepped out of our comfort zone, it isn't necessarily going to be easy. We may move and get scared. We may want to turn around and run back to the familiar.
When God was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, he sent angels to tell Lot and his family to escape. 'Flee for your lives! Don't look back, and don't stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away' (Genesis 19:17 NIV)! But Lot's wife looked back, and she was turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26). When we look back, we're focused on the wrong thing. We need to look forward into what God has for us. Lot was also uncertain. He said: 'I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die. Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it' (Genesis 19:18-20 NIV). Lot was afraid to fully step out of his comfort zone. Going straight to the mountains seemed too much at once. He did eventually get to the mountains, but couldn't face going further than a small town to start with.
God knows that we need to go step by step. It may be hard to move all the way at once, but it's important to take the next step and move again a bit later. We just need to keep moving.
So what now? Does God's calling seem overwhelming? Ask him for small steps to take in the right direction. Trust and move!
Soulfood: 1 Tim 4-6 John 5:31-47 Ps 126 Pro 24:10,