We want something to happen.
We can’t wait to see how God takes care of our concern.
So we intervene.
We step in to ‘help’ God.
Or we may even talk ourselves into thinking that God wants us to step up even though that’s not what he’s telling us when we’re reading his word. And it’s not being verified by circumstances around us and we’re not hearing that counsel from other wise, Godly people in our lives.
But we just don’t want to wait.
So we jump in and mess everything up.
Admit it. We’ve all done it.
We prayed and God was working out something that was going to be great.
But we just couldn’t wait. Couldn’t trust.
This is Sarah’s story in Genesis 16.
Yes, she had been waiting for many, many years to see God’s promise of a child come true for her.
A long time.
It just wasn’t happening.
So Sarah came up with her own plan. She just couldn’t wait. It was obvious that God needed her help. (not)
And the consequences of her plan have caused conflict in the Middle East for thousands of years.
Do you think she should have waited?
She eventually got her son, Isaac. God blessed her according to HIS plan.
According to HIS timing.
Isn’t that what we really want?
We want what God wants for us. At the perfect time he picks for us.
So sometimes we have to wait a long time.
But it’s worth it.
We trust you, Abba Father.