Knocked The Door Down?
All of us have been flustered and frustrated when doors of blessings and promises don't open up. Most of us have pushed a door open without the help of God.
Sarah was barren from having children and tells Abram to take Hagar her servant and she will give you a child. Impatience will cause you more grief and pain that you can bargain for. Yes, Hagar had a son named Ishmael but it would cost them more heartache and grief than they could ever fathom.
Waiting on God and being patient on His blessings can be very difficult. Sarah and Abram jumped the gun on waiting for the promise before God was ready to deliver it. Revelation says, "I have set before thee and open door." When God opens the door, there is joy and peace and excitement. When you choose to knock the door down, there will come great pain, discouragement and disappointment.
Abram and Sarah were about to face much heartache and grief as a result of getting ahead of God. It would be another 14 years before God was ready to bring Isaac the promise son. Isaac's are worth waiting for. Will you wait for your Isaac or will you settle for Ishmael? Ishmael's will bring incredible pain and sorrow while Isaac's will bring great joy and rejoicing.
Is there a job that hasn't opened up yet, a relationship that hasn't developed, a child that hasn't come home, a promotion that your waiting on? Wait on the Lord and it will be worth the wait!! "Let us not be weary in well doing, in due season you shall reap if you faint not." (Galatians 6:9)
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