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Have You Settled In Haran?

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“Now these are the generations of Terah.
Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot. Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of his birth, while his father, Terah, was still living.
One day, Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. The days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.”
Genesis 11:27-28, 31-32.
Have you settled in Haran, when God has called you to go to the land of Canaan?
God has a plan for your life, He has a purpose for all of us, but what if we get derailed and miss out on God’s plan and purpose?
According to the scriptures above, Terah sets out with his family, ready to follow God’s plan, but on his way to Canaan, to fulfill God’s plan and call on his life, he stops and settles in Haran. Terah does not continue on the journey and calling that God has on his life and by doing this, he put God’s plan on hold.
In Genesis 11:28, Terah lost his youngest son Haran. I believe that Terah was hanging onto this tragedy in his life and it affected him so much that he was unable to get past this hurt.
There are many deep hurts and pains that
often derails many of us from fulfilling God’s plan and call in our lives.
God can empathize with the pain, tragedies and brokenness in our lives.
Jesus came to make all things new and He has taken upon Himself all the sin, pain, and tragedies of our world and has given us new life, new hope, and a peace that can only come from having a relationship with Jesus.
God can still accomplish what He wants to accomplish in our world, with or without us.
In Genesis 12:1-9, God called Abraham to pick up where his father let off by continuing the journey to the land of Canaan, the Promised Land.
With God’s grace and love, His gospel will carry on; but instead of settling and being consumed by the issues of life, wouldn’t you want to be a part of what God is accomplishing in the world?
God has a purpose and reason for your life. He wants to use you to reach the world with His love and to accomplish His perfect plan through you.
After reading to this point, my question for you is, Have You Settled In Haran?
There is a covenant with your name written on it, and God is ever ready to use you to fulfill that covenant.
If you yield to the Spirit of God, He will empower you through your struggles, inadequacies and fears to accomplish His plan and purpose to redeem humanity to Himself.
Now, may the Lord elevate you above all the nations of the earth and use you mightily for His glory.

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