Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. Genesis 12:5
This is God’s plan for Abram: remove him from the idolatry of his family and turn his life around. Often, we can’t get to where God wants us to in life without leaving where we presently are. The call for Abram to leave his familiar was transgenerational; God was moving him from the familiar to a place where he would have so much blessing, that it would transcend him and go to generations after him.
Within God’s call to Abram was an instruction to obey and a promise to inherit. The instruction simply was, ‘come out’ and the promise was, ‘you will be blessed.’ God was saying to Abram, “I want to do something in your life that has no antecedents; something that would not look like anything around you.” Sometimes, the place that raised us can ultimately cage us. So, for God to do anything major in Abram’s life, He first had to remove him from ‘where’ or ‘who’ raised him.
Abram however, took his nephew Lot along. Lot unfortunately represented everything that God planned to take him away from (family, culture, peculiarities, attitudes, idols, habits, old sin nature, etc.). He represented Abram’s comfort zone and default setting that God wanted to remove from him. The name ‘Lot’ means, ‘Covering’ – a veil; and like a veil he covered Abram’s glory. Abram was in the midst of his blessing (large expanse of land) but couldn’t see it until Lot left.
Like Abram, God’s plan is to take you from where you are to where He has designed for you in destiny. However, you cannot get there with Lot in tow. Your ‘Lot’ may be a bad habit that gives you a ‘high,’ a toxic friendship/relationship that you ‘sniff’ for your loneliness. It may be a hurt or unforgiveness that you enjoy nursing in your heart, grouchy attitude, malice, gossips, immoral behavior, hate, idolatry, a limiting mindset that cages you or makes you a prisoner to the past, etc.
Until you separate from Lot, you can’t cleave to God’s best. Don’t let Lot interfere with God’s purpose and promise in your life; let Lot leave! It may cost you money, opportunities, friendships, contacts, personal comfort, etc., but you are never in/at your best as long as you are with Lot. The leaving of Lot will spell the coming of purpose, peace, power, prosperity, and the fulfillment of God’s promise in your life.
+ Ask God to remove every Lot covering your glory and separate you from every Lot that has kept you away from your inheritance.
+ Command every Lot that is draining your energy in serving God, breaking your focus, feeding off of what you should have used to better your life to leave now in Jesus’ name.