Uncomfortable. Terribly uncomfortable.
That’s all I can think of when I read Rebekah’s decision.
“Let’s call the girl and ask her about it. So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?” “I will go,” she said.” Genesis 24:57 – 58
Asked by a complete stranger to leave her family and move miles away to marry a complete stranger, her mind had to have been a sandstorm of swirling questions. What would he think of her? What if he didn’t like her? If he wished she hadn’t come, then what?
What would compel her to push past these concerns and on to her “yes”?
Believing God was calling her.
Uncomfortable. Terribly uncomfortable. God was asking me, a stay-at-home mom, to make a move and invest in a group of teens who were strangers. Confident God was calling me, I still didn’t feel confident. Would they be nice? What would they think of me? What if they didn’t like me? What if they wished they had never come to the study? What if they didn’t come back?
Maybe like Rebekah and I, you sense God pointing you in a certain direction, but questions are holding you back.
Let me encourage you: in order to obey, you don’t need all the answers. Rebekah chose to climb on that camel and start her journey though she didn’t know what it held. I didn’t know if there even was a future in investing in girls, yet I invited them to come anyway.
Should you choose a path of obedience, will it be perfect? Probably not; life never is. But God will bless your choice. Rebekah found Isaac loved her. I discovered young women wanted a loving adult to confide in.
For the next step of your journey of trust, hop on your “camel” of obedience, questions and all. The road may be long, bumpy…less-than-perfect, but you’ll never have the opportunity to experience the blessing of obedience if you never get going.
What’s your “camel”? Do you need to make a phone call, do some research, sign up for a class? Before your mind can start throwing out questions again, take your step and make your move one step closer in obedience.