My favorite part of their story is when God paints a picture of their future, complete with phrases like “great nation” and “blessing” and “your name will be great.” Of course, all those promises were conditional on Abraham’s and Sarah’s obedience.
So, what did they have to do to gain such greatness? Oh, nothing really. Just let go.
Let go of their family and move to….well, God didn’t really spell that one out for them.
Let go of familiar surroundings. Moving from day to day had its fair share of stresses.
Let go of control. Not knowing what tomorrow held probably left them feeling helpless at times.
Yeah, just let go. No big deal.
Wait. That IS a big deal. I struggle to “let go” every day! Letting go of my agenda, my schedule, my way of doing things, and my time is no easy feat. Letting go of my wallet is taxing, too. As a matter of fact, letting go is difficult in tons of areas.
What would have happened to Abraham and Sarah if they had not released control of their lives to God? If they had not let go? What if they valued their family, their house, their stuff, or their time more than they valued God? Thankfully, Abraham and Sarah did obey. Because they obeyed and didn’t withhold their best, God kept His promise to bless “all peoples on earth.”
That’s the transferable principle: Legacy is conditional on obedience.
What legacy are you leaving? Watch this weekend’s message from my hubby and discover how you might get involved in what God is doing right here at MLC and leave mind-blowing legacy! Have a great Monday!