Posted by: amylamb | May 28, 2011

“Go to the Land I Will Show You”

“Go to the land I will show you” –Genesis 12:1.

I think we were created to dwell in the adventure.
Created to embark on a journey with an undetermined destination.
Created to live each day with the wonder of the unknown before us.
Created to explore boldly, learn richly and love deeply.
Created to enjoy the land in between where we have been and where we are going.
There’s abundant life in the adventure. And I will settle for nothing less.

What a tragedy it is to spend this life simply existing, surviving, and subsisting on the normalcy and routine of each new day.

What a waste it is to live in fear, unable to take a risk, spend the money, or set aside the time to go, to explore, to discover … to live.

Sometimes you have to climb a mountain for the sole purpose of seeing what’s on the other side.

Sometimes you have to do something unreasonable just because it’s worth it.

Sometimes you have to push beyond your personal limitations, despite “better judgment,” just to build the character that emerges from a challenge.

Sometimes you have to choose the impossible task because it’s the only way you’ll achieve anything beyond possible.

Have the courage to ask, “what if?” and the fearlessness to pursue the possibilities.
Don’t hesitate to dream bigger than your own thoughts.
Excuse yourself from the “why?” and enter the “why not?”
Take a step beyond your comfort zone and “go to the land I will show you.”

Be strong and courageous. Answer the divine call into acres of hope. Embrace the unknown. There’s a promised land there.
And don’t forget to dwell in the land you have been given today.

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise . . . And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.” –Hebrews 11:8-12

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  1. I think you wrote this for me… thanks for hearing God and sharing!

  2. Amen! Thanks Amy. He called us to the abundant life but for some reason we’re too scared to accept it He brings it to our door. This really meets me where I am for this summer… traveling all the way to the orient by myself… kind of intimidating but so worth it!

  3. Haha, the fearless Amy Wright, always pushing the limits of her life. That is such a gift and such a calling! I hope that God grants you many satisfying adventures in the coming years and that you will share them with those of us who are just a tad bit too careful. 😉


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