God told Abram to "Get out of your country, from your family, and from your fathers house,to a land that I will show you". God gave Abram crystal clear guidance. There was no mistaking what God said. God layed out a plan or course of action for Abram. But right off the bay he staryed from what God had told him to do. He was told to leave his family. But instead he took his nephew Lot with him. God never told him to do that. In fact he told him the exact opposite of that, he told him to leave his family. And we see later how this became a problem for Abram. Alos God never told Abram to go to Egypt. No where in these verses do we see whee God told Him to do that. Abram chose to go to Egypt without Gods guidance, he chose that on his own. And we also see how that became a problem for him as well.
When God gives us clear direction we are to follow it. We are not to add to His direction of take away from it. We are to do what He says in the way that He says to do it. Many times we do what Abram did. We get Gods clear direction and plan, but then we start adding to it, doing things that he never told us to do. We start adding to it because we think we know best. We think that we are wise enough to add to almighty Gods plans. Gods plan for each of us is perfect and does not need any adjusments. We like to adjust Gods plans. But to do so is disasterous. And we surely will suffer for it just as Abram did.
Has God given you a plan ? If so do it just as He said and dont make any adjustmets without His guidance. Maybe he is doing something in your life that is unpleasant. If so, accept his will and allow Him to do what he knows is best. When we start trying to get out of the pain using our own means we are adjusting His plan as well.
Gods plan for your life is perfect. You cant make it any better. But you can mess it up by going your own way and changing it. Trust Him, follow his plan to the letter. When you do you see that His plan truly is best.
Hebrew 11:8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance,[ obeyed ]; and he went out,[ not knowing whither he went ].
9. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: