Are you believing God for something but you’ve given up on it or you’re afraid to pursue it because it seems impossible?
Have you ever read the story of Abraham and Sarah? If not, here’s a quick summary.
~Abraham and Sarah couldn’t have a child. It was obvious that they had been trying and had failed. They even decided they were going to “help God out” when Sarah agreed to allow Abraham to father a child (Ishamel) by their housemaid; however, this wasn’t God’s plan for them.
God came to Abraham and told him that He would bless him and his wife with a child, IF he followed his instructions. Abraham nor his wife couldn’t see this coming to pass because Sarah was very well past the childbearing age. They even laughed at God when He spoke this. BUT…..although Abraham couldn’t see it, Abraham obeyed God’s instructions to leave everything behind and STEPPED OUT ON FAITH. As he did, Genesis 21:1-2 tells us that The LORD kept his word and did for Sarah and Abraham what he promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son by Abraham and it happened at JUST AT THE TIME God had said it would. ~
Don’t give up on the desires of your heart…even when they seem impossible or “too big” to you. Don’t make the mistake that Sarah and Abraham did by trying to “help God out” and by settling for the generic brand (Ishmael) of a blessing.
If God has planted a desire within you or has given you a vision, believe that He is going to do just what HE said HE would…. IN HIS TIMING!!!! WHERE GOD GUIDES, HE PROVIDES!
…BUT there are some things HE’s telling you to do too. Be like Abraham- STEP OUT ON FAITH!!! Abraham couldn’t see it either, didn’t quite understand God’s instructions; in fact, he thought the instructions were crazy and didn’t make sense, BUT he obeyed….and because he was obedient, God delivered!!!!
There’s a harvest of blessings waiting for you on the other side of obedience!!!!! Go ahead!!!!!!!! Step OUT!!!!
Yesterday as I prepared to travel back to Memphis, I decided that I was going to take a different route when I reached the Tennessee line, and I also decided that I wasn’t going to use my GPS….simply because I rely on it too much. I’ve been here almost 3 months and if my GPS stops working, I want to be able to get home no matter where I am.
So when I passed the sign “Welcome to Tennessee” I took a random exit and I drove while looking at street names, trying to find a familiar one. For the next 15 minutes, I kept driving; unfortunately, still no sign of a familiar street name. Still determined not to use my GPS, I kept driving, taking random turns and looking for a familiar building or anything that may catch my attention. Still, no luck. Now, I had been driving for at least 35 minutes. I thought, if I had used my GPS, I would be home by now. Frustrated and still determined not to use my GPS because I wanted to figure this out on my own, I kept driving. It seemed like I was going in circles. I even almost had an accident, but I kept going.
When I finally looked up, I saw the “Welcome to Arkansas” sign. I broke then- I pulled over at the nearest gas station and put my address in my GPS. Lol …..and I was home in 26 minutes.
At that time, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. We go throughout life trying to do it and figure it out on our own, taking random turns, going in circles, and on purposeless journeys and missions …..until we break or find ourselves in dark, unfamiliar places.
But did you know you have your own GPS? God’s Personal Support- The Bible is your “map” and the Holy Spirit is the “voice.” Use your “GPS.” It is there to lead and guide you, but if you never consult with it, you just end up….going nowhere with time wasted. God wants to lead you at every life turn and through every unknown situation.
The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalms 32:8 NLT)