The Christian race is not a game of chance, neither is it a ‘guess-work’ as some people think. It is a race for which we have been pre-destined, it is a race which we must run and complete, through the help of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 9:24-26).
God can route His call upon your life through any chosen vessel. He can use your father, mother, relative, friends or even circumstances and situations you go through.
It’s possible for Abraham to have been naive about the call at the initial stage,
Moreover, through divine orchestration, his father, Terah left Nahor, (Abraham’s brother) in Ur of the Chaldeans (also called Mesopotamia). The reasons for these became clearer in Genesis 22:20-23; Genesis 24).
Another thing we need to see here is that, it was after Terah’s death that God could re-direct Abraham’s path to the place of destiny.
While Abraham was a type and shadow of missionaries sent on apostolic mandates, Nahor was a type and shadow of the remnant church, breeding, developing and nurturing the ‘chosen bride’ in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. (Are you among the ‘chosen bride’ being nurtured and prepared for the coming of the Lord? Remember, many are called, but few are chosen…)