Dream Death: Dreams Taken
No faster had Abraham believed he was settling into his dream home with his dream life, did it take an immediate turn. Abram’s, and his cousin Lot’s, shepherds were having a dispute. In fact, it was so bad the two men decided they should part ways. Abram chose the way of peace, offering Lot one of two parcels of land.
I’m sure this was hard for Abram. After all, Lot had followed him to this place. Abram was the one who had the promise. He was the one whom God had promised the land, and now he was dividing it to give the best portion to his cousin, the tagalong.
GOD WILL GET IT BACK
I think we can all learn from the life of Abram at this moment. Abram doesn’t panic. He doesn’t quickly change his mind and take the land back. He stays true to his word and lets God fight for him. The truth is, if God is going to give it to you then it’s His job to keep it for you. The moment we try and hold on to the promise, believing we are responsible for fighting for it, is the moment we lose.
CONFLICT BRINGS OUT WHAT WE BELIEVE
It’s at the moment we feel robbed, taken advantage of, or forgotten, that we find out what we believe. The enemy will always challenge your identity and ask you why you have a right to be here. If you’re not clear on your personal position in God’s story, you will feel threatened, powerless, and invisible. Grounding ourselves in the reality that no weapon formed against us will prosper will keep hope alive.