“One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there.” Genesis 11:13

We all remember the story of Abraham, and how God told him to leave his family and everything he knew and travel to Canaan. But how many of us realize that he had already been headed there before?

His father was on his way to Canaan, but he stopped short in Haran. Why? Maybe he thought it was “good enough” Maybe the journey was hard and he just got tired. In any event, they were (as my mother would say) waylaid. God’s plan for Abraham was delayed, and his father never went where God was taking him.

God has a plan for your life. Don’t stop short in your journey. Don’t give up the fight. Keep praying, keep walking, keep believing. Learn from Terah and don’t settle for anything less than God’s best!

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