Do you remember what you did last Tuesday evening? If you’re like most people, that question draws a blank. Why? Because for most of us, nothing special happened last Tuesday evening. Tuesday just blended into the week, because Tuesday was familiar and comfortable.
How about this: Do you remember Mother’s Day? Even though time has passed, this day was special and most people can recall a few details from the day. When we step out of the familiar and leave the comfort of everyday living, something special takes place; especially when we are following God.
Abraham experienced such a blessed and amazing life when he decided to follow God’s plan. This plan ripped Abraham away from everything familiar. Not knowing where it would land him, Abraham packed up everything he possessed and began walking. He moved away from everything he knew in order to follow God’s promise. Through his willingness to step out of comfort, Abraham became the father of a great nation and is remembered today.
Even greater than Abraham’s example is the example of Jesus. Philippians 2:5-7 puts it this way:
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.
Jesus left the splendor of Heaven to become a helpless baby. He grew into a man and was completely obedient to God, even to the point of His death on the cross. Through His sacrifice and obedience to leave the comfort of Heaven, Jesus became the Savior of the world.
Is God calling you to step out of the familiar and comfortable for Him? Do you need to leave the familiarity of today and make a memory through obedience? I wonder how a few intentional decision made for God right now can create a lasting impact in the world!