When God wants something done, its going to get done. However, one must consider the types of things that goes does in His Word, and then consider if one is willing to submit to those types of things. The will of God often requires tremendous faith that facilitates radical change in one's life. Are we willing to submit to the type of radical changes that God may require? When one examines the types of changes that God required from people in the scriptures, this can be a difficult question to answer. However, one's willingness to submit to such change is really dependent on one's trust in God, and that in spite of the change, He will make everything work out because His will is good.
In Genesis 24:52-67 the Bible concludes the testimony of Isaac meeting his wife Rebekah. The scriptures explain that upon hearing the testimony of Abraham's servant. Rebekah's family agreed to send Rebekah away to Isaac because they recognized that God was working and thus, were willing to yield to His plan. Upon hearing this good news, Abraham's servant rejoiced and worshiped God again. He gave both Rebekah and her family precious jewelry and expensive gifts from Abraham out of thanksgiving and asked the family the next morning if he could complete his mission, and deliver Rebekah to Isaac. The scriptures reveal that when the request to leave was made, Rebekah's family got cold feet and tried to convince Abraham's servant to stay another 10 days so that they could spend time with Rebekah. However, Abraham's servant was anxious to get back home, so they all decided to ask Rebekah to see what she preferred to do.
The scriptures are helpful to provide the perspective of Rebekah. Though the testimony is about finding her, the scriptures haven't stated much about her perspective. Though the circumstances are going to affect and change her life more than anyone else, the scriptures have been silent in describing Rebekah's feelings about the situation. Genesis 24:52-67 demonstrates the faith of Rebekah in 3 powerful words. When Rebekah's family asked if she would prefer to wait 10 days to leave, or leave right away, Rebekah responded, "I will go." This woman was willing to go in an uncertain direction with an uncertain man, to spend the rest of her life in an unknown land with a man she didn't know as his wife. These are circumstances that most people would be fearful to embrace. This is not to say that Rebekah was not fearful; but her decision to submit to the servant reveals that was also trusting in the Lord.
The reality is that no one involved in this testimony had any clue as to what the Lord's plan was in detail. Abraham's servant left to find a woman that he didn't know and trusted God to point her out. Rebekah's family was suddenly introduced to the servant of a relative they likely hadn't heard from in over 25 years that desired to take their sister/daughter away and trusted that the servant's testimony was indeed the work of God. Rebekah was being asked to marry a man she never met and live in a land she didn't know, trusting that God was leading all of this. There was uncertainty from every angle, but each person believed that God was arranging something according to His plan; and so each person was willing to submit. When Rebekah said, "I will go," she stated her surrender to the will of God. If God was behind these events, she had no right to procrastinate just as her family had no right to object. When God calls a person to do something, an immediate response in obedience is required. Rebekah did not desire to put off God's will. No matter the risk, the uncertainty, the fear, or the doubt she may have considered, she did what needed to be done immediately, trusting that God's will was ultimately good.
The remainder of Genesis 24:52-67 explains that Rebekah's family blessed her and sent her off. When Rebekah and Abraham's servant got into the town that Isaac was living in, Rebekah spotted Isaac from a distance. Confirming his identity, Rebekah covered her head, as was the tradition of the time, in order to make herself ready to be the wife of Isaac. The scriptures reveal that the servant explained all of the events that led Rebekah to be there so that Isaac rejoiced and took Rebekah as his wife. The scriptures explain that Rebekah was great comfort to Isaac since he had still missed his mother Sarah who had died years before. This is a critical detail. One must consider that Isaac was in just as an uncertain place as everyone else. He did not know who his wife would be. However, God, knowing all things, and being kind and compassionate towards His children, arranged a marriage that would not only satisfy His will and purpose, but also satisfy the people to be married. The Bible explains that Isaac loved Rebekah - the stranger from his father's homeland. The scriptures explain that Isaac was comforted by Rebekah so that the void that was left when his mother died was filled by the presence of his bride. The Bible explains that Rebekah was blessed in her life, especially becoming the mother of the next generational patriarch.
God knew what He was doing. While it is true that no one else knew or understood the details of God's work, God had good things in mind. His plan simply required all parties involved to trust Him. Rebekah was called to do a radical thing. Her part in God's plan was incredibly difficult since she was asked to leave her family to move over 100 miles away to marry a man she had never seen. Nevertheless, Rebekah was willing to submit to the will of God. Rebekah embraced the radical change that God required, and in the end, her submission paid off so that everyone was blessed. Rebekah was only required to say, "I will go." God was willing and able to take care of the rest. Though the circumstances might have seemed too radical to execute for most people, Rebekah trusted in God's provision and that His will is good, and did so without procrastination. The scriptures reveal that God often demands radical changes in the lives of His children because they put His children in a position where they are required to depend on Him in trust, which leads to the revelation of His mercy, grace and glory. So the question remains: would we be willing to submit to the radical changes God requires in our lives to trust Him?