It’s Your Destiny!
And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son”s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them for Ur of the Chaldees to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.”(Genesis 11:31)KJV
Terah was Abram’s father and there is not much that is said about Terah except that he served other gods and that he died in Haran. Terah took his family out of Ur which was the center of worship for the moon god Sin and started out on a journey to Canaan. However, when they got to a place called Haran, they decided to settle there even though the original destination was Canaan. Stephen in Acts 7:2 explains that God had appeared to Abram while he was still in Ur, before he moved to Haran and had told him to leave his country and his relatives to go to the land that God would show him. The Bible does not say that Abram told his father to move to Canaan but it clearly states that Canaan was Abram’s destiny and place of blessing. This can be seen in Genesis 15:7 which says “…I am the LORD that brought you out of the Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land as an inheritance’. God’s hand was in it all the while but the vehicle that He was using decided to stop mid-way but that was not going to stop the fulfillment of destiny.
The very next Chapter begins with God calling Abraham (Abram) and telling him to leave his country, his relatives and to go to the land that He was going to show him. Abraham left his familiar place and went in faith trusting in God but he only made the mistake of taking Lot with him and yet it was not part of the instruction. Abram came from a family that worshiped other gods (Joshua 24:2) but his background did not stop God’s mercy from reaching out to him. His obedience and faith in God brought blessings to him and the fulfillment of destiny. Terah left with the intention to lead his family to Canaan but he only went so far and God Himself had to lead Abraham and separate him from everything that he knew. The wisdom of man will only take you so far but the fulfillment of your destiny may require that you do things in a way that is not familiar to you, you may have to take a route that has never been traveled by anyone in your family but if you keep your faith in God, you will realize the fulfillment of your destiny. You may start out with people on your side pushing you towards your destiny and God’s plan for your life but they decide to stop along the way. Keep the faith and walk in obedience to God’s leading!
It was after Abraham had separated with Lot that God told him to look and see the land that which He was giving to him and his descendants, even though he had no children at the time. The fulfillment of your destiny may require you to leave some habits behind, you may have to sever some business partnerships, friendships or relationships. God showed Abraham how his descendants would suffer for 400 years but eventually possess the land according to the promise. Abraham believed God and decided to buy a burying place in the land of Canaan where His wife Sarah was buried, Isaac,Rebekah,Jacob, Leah and he was buried. If you walk in faith and obedience to God, nothing can stop the plan and perfect will of God from coming to pass, you may face challenges and there may be hindrances along the way but if you are willing to press on and rely on God, He will come through for you.
Scripture to meditate on : “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) AMP
Have a blessed week!
Minister Adonis (Chayil)