Are You Willing?
April 17, 2002 • By Ed Wrather
Now the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Har’an. - Genesis 12:1-4.
Five people in the United Kingdom have agreed to allow interested Internet surfers to determine the decisions they make over the next 15 days. These five will submit one decision each day to those on the Internet to decide for them what they should do. You can help them make their decisions by visiting www.liveyourlife.msn.co.uk (The is link no longer accessible.). Can you imagine being willing, to do whatever the majority of random visitors to the “live your life” website, votes for you to do?
Perhaps, an even harder thing for some people to do, would be to allow God to determine the decisions they make each day. What if you were 75 years old, and God wanted you to move to another country; leave most of your family behind, and start a new life? That is what God called upon Abram to do. The most surprising thing about that, is that Abram actually did it! Abram did what the Lord God wanted, and it changed his life, and the life of all his descendants.
Why should we choose to be more obedient to God than millions of random people who visit an Internet Website? Because God will “bless” you, and God desires the very best things for you. In contrast, other people have their own backgrounds, and personal opinions as the basis for their guidance of your life. God, however, always wants the best for you.
What decisions would God have you to make today? If you are not sure about what God wants, then ask Him. Are you willing to do what God says for you to do? Are you willing? If you are not willing to do what God wants, then pray, and ask God to help you to become willing to be obedient to Him.