I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the story of Abram in Genesis 12 where he finally picked up from Haran and went where God had initially told him to go – the land that God had promised.
But it took the death of his father, Terah, to leave Haran. Eventually Abram, his wife Sarai and everyone that was with them made it into Shechem (v5).
Many of US are Half Way to full obedience. We seem to stop in our own “Haran.”
What needs to happen is death to whatever relationship is holding us there, just like the death of Abram’s father finally released him to go where he should have been.
No excuse is acceptable, but any excuse will work to stay in your “Haran.”
Too Old? – Abram was 75 years old when he finally “got it” and left Haran.
God can’t use me? – This was the second time God gave Abram this promise. God gives second chances.
There’s nothing that compares with the peace that comes with knowing you’re not holding back from living the way God wants you to live and it is pleasing to Him.
Are you in Haran, or in Shechem? Half obedience or full obedience? What are you allowing to hold you back?
Put whatever it is that is holding you back, down (dead) and move into a place of full obedience and peace with God.