I've been studying the life of Abraham in my morning times. What really hit me today was the role of separation in Abraham's life.
In Genesis 12:1 God asks Him to leave his country, his people, & his father's household to go to the land that God would show him. Then in Genesis 13:5-17, right after Abraham separates from his nephew with whom he had originally left his homeland, God gives Abraham another statement of His promise to Abraham. Then in Genesis 22:1-18 when Abraham showed himself willing to separate from his beloved son, to give His son as a sacrifice, God again spoke of His promises to Abraham.
It seems that that Abraham could not experience the blessings of God if he chose to hold onto his old life. He had to let go and move forward with God to experience God's blessings.
I'm trying to figure out what God wants me to do with regard to my work situation. If I should go back to school for my MBA, if God wants to continue to bless me in my current type of work, or if He wants me to step out into something completely different. I'm having difficulty hearing what God wants me to do.
So I'm wondering if it's because I'm holding on too tightly to my former way of life, if there's something different God wants me to be embracing. I'm praying that I'll be sensitive to what He wants to show me.
How about you, are you holding onto anything in your life with such a tight grip that it's keeping you from experiencing the blessings God wants to give you?