Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3). God had a plan for Abram’s life, one that included a personal calling, specific instructions, and wonderful promises. The Lord used Abram (who would later become Abraham) and immensely blessed him. Abram’s willingness to obey God was crucial to fulfilling his calling even though his new appointed journey was not always easy. God called Abram to “Go forth.” Within this call to go ensued an aspect of “Letting go,” and also of “Taking hold.” God called Abram to…

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