Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 21:9-11 (KJV); And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.
Abraham was faced with a serious dilemma, which was a result of his decision to have a child outside the plan that God had for his life.
He found himself with two sons: one of the promise and the other not of the promise. He had to deal with the tough instruction to cast out his son, his blood and his own seed.
Abraham’s grief is not unlike the experience of some people today. They find themselves struggling with the instruction of God to let go of one of two things that look alike yet the fact is that one of those things is of the promise of God and the other is not.
As such, they may be confused: both look like jobs but one is a job you got because you thought God had delayed in fulfilling His plans for you while the other job is in the will of God for your life. They both look like ministries, but one you got into without God’s instruction and now He is calling you to the real thing.
For some people, it is their relationships. You have gotten too deeply involved with a person God does not want you to marry because you were tired of being single, now the right person has come along and you feel conflicted.
The lesson herein is that when God promises you something, stick to His way. He has promised in His Word to lead us in the path of life (Psalm 16:11).
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 37:23, Psalm 16:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: When God promises you something, stick to His way. He has promised in His Word to lead us in the path of life.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I know that You order my steps in the paths of righteousness. I wait on You at all times. By this wisdom, I walk in Your perfect will for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.