In the book ‘The Dream Giver’ Bruce Wilkinson said, “But the time will come when God asks you to surrender the dream itself; He will ask you to take a very tangible step to seal your decision. That could be selling or giving something away, signing a contract, moving or even resigning.”
Abraham was asked to take a tangible step to sacrifice Isaac. The fact that Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son showed that he has placed his faith in God. Abraham said to himself; if it was necessary God would resurrect Isaac from the dead.
When Abraham was about to kill his son, God told him not to lay hands on the boy for his act of faith showed that he feared Him. Abraham then saw that there was a ram caught by the horn in the bushes. I am almost sure the ram was there all along for God himself always provide the sacrifice. God always knows and will provide exactly what we need even when we don’t see it.
What is it that God is asking you to walk away from? Trust God, place your faith in Him, nothing will be wasted. Because of Abraham obedience God promised to give him many nations. You never know what greater and better things God has in store for you.
“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you” (Joel 2:25).