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Not Knowing Where He Was Going

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8 ESV)

To follow Jesus, we must go with no conditions attached; we must also go not knowing where we are going. 

When he walked down the sawdust tent meeting floor, the young boy named Billy Graham never knew that following Jesus would mean traveling to dozens of countries to proclaim the gospel to millions of people.

Corrie Ten Boom didn’t know as a young girl that following Jesus would mean seeing her sister die in a German concentration camp.

Eric Liddell didn’t know that saying no to competing on Sunday would gain him Olympic gold, and he didn’t know that saying no to a professional athletic career would mean dying in a Japanese prison camp.

It may be fame or obscurity, wealth or poverty, joy or suffering, long life or tragic death.  The issue isn’t “What will my life be like if I follow Jesus?”  The issue will always be “Will I follow, regardless of the path, not knowing where I am going?”