Abraham's Journey: A Blueprint for God's Blessings

Isaiah 51:2
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

God has given us a goodly heritage from which to draw inspiration, courage, strength, and hope! Abraham, the friend of God, and the father of faith, was called out all by himself, and God blessed him regardless of his surroundings! Isn’t it good to know that God doesn’t need anyone’s help to bless His children? All He needs is one seed! That’s why He told Abraham in Gen. 22:18, “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” In essence, He was saying, “I don’t need your family, your friends, your background, or your place of upbringing in order to bless you!”

What we must realize is that what God wants to bless us with is already in us, trying to get out! Do not be looking for everyone else to fulfill the promise, because the promise will only come through your own loins. He said of Abraham, “I called him alone.” Sometimes the calling will isolate us from everything and everyone we thought we would need in order to reach our fullest potential. However, God is not limited to those we feel He should have used in order to bless us! As a matter of fact, He will use others we thought could never be used just to prove that He is God, and He can do whatsoever He wills!

This is why we shouldn’t get upset when we’re abandoned by those we thought would be instrumental in helping us fulfill our calling. If you are God’s child, then God will bless you all by Himself! As a matter of fact, He will purposefully pull some people out of your life that you thought you needed, in order to show you that He can do it with or without them! He wants our dependency to be upon Him, and Him alone! God, like He did with Abraham, can put you in an isolated situation, open the floodgates of Heaven upon you, and begin to bless and increase you out in the middle of nothing so that when others see you, they see the God that you serve! Bless Him for what He is doing in your life today, for He has a purpose in you being there!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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