Now the Lord said to Abram: “Go for yourself from your country, andfrom your kindred, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.”
Lech lecha means “go to yourself” or “go forth within yourself.” These are the words that God spoke to Abraham when He told him to leave his father’s house and go to a Land that He would show him. Abraham took the journey, pressed forward, and became a great nation. No one else prior to him did what he did.
Acquiring what you’ve never had requires doing what you’ve never done.
In Abraham’s lifetime, he made many journeys and experienced much; and God was always with him. When Abraham finished the long race that he began, he finished it like a winner. Do you realize how far he journeyed…and without a car? He went from Ur of the Chaldeans, all the way up to Haran, then to Shechem; then he went all the way down to Egypt, and eventually came back to the Land. Abraham had the spirit of a finisher.