He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars- if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord, and he credited him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:5,6 NIV)
Abram had just been told, not to be afraid that God was his shield. He then cried out having a pity party…he remained childless and saw his servant as heir. Remained stands out to me. The continuation of wishing and hoping for that one thing, the desire deep within. Guessing we’ve all experienced.
Believers proving to be faithful, like Abram, often tire when desire is unmet. I saw on social media the other day- a photos asking God to hear the desire of our heart. God hears the desire, yet, His will trumps desire. His ‘no’ answer is for our benefit, proves to valuable with time. Yes answers become sweeter and sweeter.
For Abram, his concern turned out to be the seed to his greater calling. God called Abram out of his tent. Love that it only took Abram one time to step out and see. God did not have to drag him out over and over to believe. No, Abram believed God and credited to him as righteousness.
Is God asking you to count the stars? If not stars- what else? What tug is pulling your heart with purpose? Is it hard to believe big sized dreams? We either believe like Abraham or laugh like Sarah. Let’s not be caught laughing. Being able to believe, reduces lack of faith. With faith we gain ground towards fulfilling God’s vision. Ready to step out of tent and see God reveal more purpose? Stepping out of comfort zones, eyes on Jesus…fulfilling God’s purpose.