Have you ever interfered with God’s plan, made a mess of the situation, and then blamed someone else? In this particular chapter of Genesis, Abram and Sarai still had no children after God had promise them they would. Due to the fact Sarai was getting older and barren, she did not believe the promise God had made. Sarai took matters into her hands and told Abram he could sleep with her maid. Hagar, Sarai’s maid, slept with Abram and conceived a son. Hagar would name him Ishmael.
Although Sarai insisted that Abram and Hagar have relations, Sarai began to despise Hagar. She became bitter and had no problems showing how she felt towards Hagar. The interaction between Sarai and Hagar became so intense until Hagar ran away.
Just as Sarai interfered with God’s plan we often do the same thing. We cannot count the amount of times we have interfered with God’s plan and He still loves us and comes to our rescue. In Psalm 27:14, it tells us to wait on the Lord. We must have unwavering faith that if God says it, He will do it. Read Isaiah 55: 11 where He states His will word will not return void. Know that God keeps His promises and our timetable is not His timetable.
I thank you for love, grace, and mercy. God forgive me for being impatient. Forgive me for jumping ahead of Your plans and making a mess of the situation. God from this day forth I will wait on Your plans.
In Jesus Name,
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