By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
~ Hebrews 11:8, ESV ~
Obedience to God’s will and purpose requires that we “go out” into a place where there seems to be no logical answer to what we are going to do. What we expect to do compared to what God is going to do are two different perspectives. The difference is this: God knows full well what He is doing in our lives. Our perspective focuses on whether we are determined to faithfully follow His guidance and submit to His will. This is what we see in Abraham.
In our spiritual discipline, and in our recovery, one is required to examine their attitude toward God to see if we are willing to “go out” in every area of our lives. Trusting in God’s will and purpose. And, since we are not aware of God is going to do next, we are in constant wonder. Experiencing authentic spiritual transformation with new opportunities to serve Him. More faithful in our determination to “go out” less our concern is for our own personal needs (see Luke 12:22, ESV).
Today, I affirm that God is always the God as I understand Him to be when I am near to Him. My attitude is one of continual willingness to “go out” in determination and dependence on Him. This will provide me with a sacred experience in my spiritual growth where barriers of worry and anxiety are no longer between God and I.