***The following is a guest post for Jessica over at The Pen and Needle blog. You can read the whole story here.
When I read the story of Terah, Abraham’s dad, I wonder if dashed dreams echo failure even from the grave.
Terah’s life speaks like an epitaph on quitting. I’m not surprised if you’ve never heard of him. He barely gets a mention outside of genealogies.
His one feat, leaving Ur of the Chaldeans, fades when we find out he settled. Literally.
His dream bit the dust only halfway to his destination. Here’s how Genesis puts it.
“Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there” (Genesis 11:31).
Maybe you have your own God-sized dream, but your life screams at you to settle for “just enough.”
Circumstances lie to you that God is finished with you. Perhaps you’ve mistaken, “not yet” for “not ever.”
Does your call from God seems like a far-flung illusion, a dream of a dream?
I’ve come up with four possible reasons Terah settled without achieving his dream.
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