Sometimes my faith wavers a bit. It’s not something that I’m proud of, but I have the tendency to look at hard situations and say “why me?”, “why now?”, “what in the world is the purpose of this?”. My first response to something is usually emotional and full of questions.
This morning as I sat and read my Bible, I was floored by the faith Rebekah showed in Genesis 25. She was just going about her day, drawing water from the well like she always did, when God rocked her whole world. Everything changed for her in a mater of minutes when she was told that the Lord had a plan for her.
She didn’t question even once? I would have grilled that poor servant to no end! I would have needed him to go though and tell me again, step by step. I would have had lots of questions. This guy is trying to change my whole world after all! Am I just suppose to trust him and trust that God has a plan at work here? That’s a big leap of faith!
Rebekah did though! She RAN to tell her household and they all welcomed this traveling servant in. Without a second thought. Because they knew he came with a plan from the Lord.
As that servant laid out the events that led him there and told Rebekah’s family of God’s plan, they surely had to be shocked. Didn’t they have any questions? Who is this son of your master? God wants to do what now? You want to take her where? And you prayed what right before Rebekah showed up? Are you sure? Maybe we should take a few days to think this thorough?
But no. That’s not how it went at all.
“This is from the Lord; we have no choice in the matter…Let it be as the Lord has spoken.” (Gen 24:50)
“They called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She replied, “I will go.” (Gen 24:57-58)
And she did. Just like that.
Even though it had to be hard to just drop everything, leave everything she had ever known, and walk into a situation that was very unknown and possibly scary. She unwaveringly believed that God had a good plan for her, and she stepped out of all she had ever known into his glorious plan without a moment’s hesitation.
I want to trust God’s plan like that. It’s easy when His plan is easy, but when that plan has me walking into something unknown or scary, I sometimes drag my feet. I question. “Why?” “How?” “Are you sure you’ve got me God, because this looks hard?”
Oh, to have a faith like Rebekah! As I’m walking though things that I don’t fully understand right now, I am choosing to turn away from my norm and respond like Rebekah. It may be hard. It may be unknown and even a little scary.
But I’m choosing to answer with, “I will go.” That’s it. Just, “I will go.” And then I will. Completely trusting that God has a plan for whatever it is I’m being called into and He will work it all for His ultimate good.
Love and blessings,