GENESIS 16 IN FOCUS
THINK ABOUT IT:
how do you handle the delay of what you yearn for in life?
what influences your decisions?
why do you do what you do?
do you know the God you serve?
Abram had an assurance of blessings. Abram had the hope that he would be a great nation. The Lord God promised him ”I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
A story is told of a young successful banker who had always been groaning over his boss who the young banker described as too troublesome. One morning, upon going to work, he heard a good news. His troublesome boss was due for a transfer and a new boss was in to take over.
The young man, out of joy, and to celebrate the good news passed by a drinking joint after work and got himself drunk. The young man upon reaching home in his drunkenness, saw a man in shorts only and took him for a thief. He pounced on the ‘strange’ man and got him hurt. The next day, at work, there was a meeting to be conveyed to welcome the new manager . The young man could never believe that the same man he did hurt was to be his new manager. He only got to realize that the man, being new to the neighborhood, wanted to take a stroll only to meet the unfortunate incidence. He really regretted his action
Patience is good. Patience is great. So many people have lost precious things due to impatience. So many people have moved away from the Favor and promises of God for their lives due to impatience.
Abram did so. He gave birth to a son that was not in the way God wanted it to be. He committed what he could have avoided. We ought to note that temptations to sin may not come through things that are far away from us but things that are closer to us.
How do you reason from the reasons why you have to do what you have to do or you do not have to do?
We ought to have an absolute patience for the will and purpose of God for our lives. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”
We stand accountable for every deed, good or bad, that we shall commit.
Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do — John 7:6
PONDER: BE PATIENT OR BE A PATIENT