Willing to Go

Genesis 24:57–58

IN RESPONSE to Eliezer’s prayer, the Lord directed Abraham’s servant to a woman from Abraham’s family clan-a woman of uncommon character who worshiped the one true Creator. And in addition to all that, she was pretty! All systems were a go, except . . . Would Rebekah be willing to travel five hundred miles away from everything familiar to marry a complete stranger?

It was a big decision, so the family proposed they take ten days to discuss the matter. But the servant insisted on returning right away, certain of the Lord’s hand in guiding him. So they asked Rebekah. Without hesitation, she responded, “Yes, I will go.”

She had never laid eyes on Isaac. She had met the servant only a few hours earlier. But she had heard enough to know that the Lord had sovereignly arranged her marriage. It wasn’t long before she and a few servant women were headed south on camels to meet her husband.

In many ways, Rebekah demonstrated the same kind of faith her late mother-in-law exercised when leaving Ur with Abraham. Like Sarah, Rebekah left her stable existence among her kin to become a nomad with her husband. She committed herself to a life of faith, not knowing where it might lead or what she might find along the way.

Perhaps there is somewhere you sense God calling you to go right now. You don’t have all the information; you don’t know all the details; you may not have even laid eyes on the people you will be teamed up with. But if God’s hand is in it, you can trust that He will be faithful. You can say yes, despite the unknowns.



What is God calling you to do during this part of your journey of faith? What first step can you take today?


Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.

PSALM 37:5

Taken from FAITH FOR THE JOURNEY, by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2014. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved. www.tyndale.com

Posted in Bible Characters, Christian Living, God's Will and tagged .

Accuracy, clarity, and practicality all describe the Bible-teaching ministry of Charles R. Swindoll. Chuck is the chairman of the board at Insight for Living and the chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary. Chuck also serves as the senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, where he is able to do what he loves most—teach the Bible to willing hearts. His focus on practical Bible application has been heard on the Insight for Living radio broadcast since 1979.