“Look as far as you can see in every direction-north and south, east and west. I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants as a permanent possession.”

Genesis 13: 14-15

God’s gift of land to Abram was more than just real estate. With the land came possibilities and opportunities; it also came with a mantel of responsibility. When God presents us with an opportunity, He knows the responsibility that it includes, but He only gives us what we will grow into by staying close to Him. Meeting those responsibilities (because we are close to God) is what helps us grow. Seizing a God given opportunity and trying to make it work on our own results in us never receiving the entire gift. Abram was old and had no children at this point, yet God gave him land that will belong to his children and grandchildren. God gave Abram a gift he would grow into if he stayed close to Him.