When God called Abram, he moved out in faith to Canaan. God then established His covenant with Abram. God had an agenda which was to save the world from sin and give mankind hope again by building a family through His son Jesus Christ. To achieve this purpose, God needed a human partner in Abram. Abram also had a need which was the issue of bareness of Sarai his wife. God chose Abram to fulfill His divine agenda which also was an answer to Abram’s need of a child and a family. God saw in Abram a heart of devotion, a man of faith, a man who did not defile himself with the ways of his people but recognized only the Most High God as the one true God.
God chose Abram because his heart and mind were after Him. What do you have in your heart? What do you constantly desire and seek after in your mind? God has so many divine agenda to fulfill on earth and requires prepared hearts and minds which seek after him to use. Jeremiah 17:10 (HSB) says “I the Lord, examine the mind, I test the heart to give each according to his ways, according to what his actions deserve.” Abram passed God’s test and was called unto greatness. His problem of bareness didn’t take him away from God but rather drew him more closely to Him. What you are going through as a Christian is a test which will determine which divine assignment God can entrust to you on earth. Don’t allow it to take you away from God. Don’t fail and lose your big chance to greater works. All that you are going through is just preparing you for your divine assignment.