The end picture will be grand.
"Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.' So Abram went, as the LORD had spoken unto him..."
This was great PR. G-d barely hints about the difficulties on the way. If we do what G-d says, our enemies, those who curse us, will be cursed as a result.
Some people tried to argue with me when I said that I wasn't voting in the American Elections, but here in the pshat, simple wording of the Bible, G-d tells us "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house." My voting in American Elections would have indicated that I hadn't really left.
- country-physical location
- father's house-recognizing that G-d's laws are most important
The message of Lech Lecha is to focus, concentrate on our goal, a strong Jewish State in the HolyLand, and not allow anybody to push us off-track.
Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach
May you have a true and blessed Shabbat.