Dare to Focus on God and His Love for you
Have ever longed for something that seemed impossible?
I sure have.
It is very easy to identify with Abram and Sarai. (You might know them better as Abraham and Sarah. God changed their names.)
First God promised them land that they’d never seen. When they left their hometown, Abram was 75 years old. Next God told them that Abram would be the father and Sarai, who was well beyond childbearing age, would be the mother of a great nation.
“I will make of you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great so that you will be a blessing…you all families of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:2-3).
We can fast forward to the end of the story and see that God did indeed give Abram and Sarai their great legacy, but I want to talk a little bit about how they got impatient and made their own choices.
Why is this important?
I believe it is good to know how God used people who make mistakes.
I’ve gotten impatient, I’ve wanted things to happen now not later and in doing so I’ve messed up royally. When I stop waiting on God and His timing, is when I lose focus on the plans, He has for me.
God didn’t change Abram and Sarai’s names for approximately twenty-five years. During that time, they made some huge mistakes all from being impatient and filled with worry and doubt.
Things that they did:
1) Lied twice to the rulers of the land that Sarai was Abram’s sister, not his wife because they were afraid Abram would be killed.
2) Sarai gave a woman by the name of Hagar, her slave, to Abram to get a child because he wasn’t getting any younger and decided the child born of her “household would satisfy.” It didn’t.
3) After the child was born, Sarai was jealous of Hagar and the baby and sent them out into the wilderness to die.
God never took the promises away from them. Instead, He changed their names, again reminding them of who they were in His eyes. Abram became Abraham, Father of a Great Nation and Sarai became Sarah, Mother of a Great Nation.
They failed God with their unbelief, but He kept coming back to them in love.
I hope that you can see in this story, that Abraham and Sarah were just like you and me.
God still used them.
He will do the same for us no matter what we’ve done.
God’s promises and Calling doesn’t go away because we fail.
Stop focusing on the things that happened in your past, the mistakes you’ve made, the choices you made or didn’t make out of fear.
Know that God has a plan for you, and He will bring it to pass just like He did with Abraham and Sarah!
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