Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of
your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I
will show you.” (Genesis 12:1)
The most dramatic changes in your life will come
from God’s initiative, not yours. The people God used mightily in Scripture
were all ordinary people to whom He gave divine assignments that they never
could have initiated. The Lord often took them by surprise for they were not
seeking significant mandates from God. Even so, He saw their hearts, and He
knew they were trustworthy.
The Lord spoke to Abram when He was beginning to
build a nation dedicated to His purposes. Through this nation would come the
Savior. God appeared to Moses at the very time He had purposed to deliver
Israel out of slavery in Egypt. God found in Jesse’s youngest son David a godly
man who could lead His people. God surprised Mary when He told her she would be
the mother of the Messiah. God’s Son selected the twelve disciples, all
ordinary, uneducated men, when He was ready to take the good news of His
salvation to the world. Through the ages God has taken the initiative in the
everyday lives of people to accomplish things through them that they never
could have imagined.
The Lord may be initiating some new things in your
life. When He tells you what His plans are, trust Him and walk closely with
Him. Don’t let the busyness of your present activity keep you from experiencing
all that God has in store for you. You will see Him accomplish things through
your life that you never dreamed were possible (Eph. 3:20).