God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1
My sister sent a picture that captures the tenacity of squirrels. She’d just bought another failed attempt by a manufacturer to create a squirrel-proof bird feeder.
These rodents are eternally restless, creative, fearless, and smart. As Christians, they should be our animal spirit-guides.
Abram (Abraham) was 75 when God told him to journey into the wilderness for an unseen, only-promised, new home. The squirrel-spirit inside him twitched back to life. There was something out there that intrigued him, and he was going for it regardless. That would mean that he’d have to leave a house with a mortgage paid off; doctors and mechanics he could trust; relatives who would support him as his body grew old and failed; and friends with whom he could golf and have brunch.
We were created to be restless, to keep moving. There’s much to do, ways to make a difference, and prayers to be prayed. When we stay sedentary, we gain weight, spiritually speaking.
Keep moving ahead was a theme for Jesus. “Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand on the plow and looks back is fit for God’s kingdom.’” (Luke 9:62)
So, Christians keep moving. What will God fulfill through you because you hear a voice, catch a vision, move ahead?
You have been blessed for a purpose. You have been saved for a reason. You won’t know what that purpose or reason is unless you’re willing to keep moving.
Like my sister, I’ll continue seeking a truly squirrel-proof feeder.
I don’t think I’ll have much luck.
Given the nature of squirrels, I guess that’s the way it should be.