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Hello Women Resting in God’s Grace
I pray that you are approaching this day with great expectancy! This morning I was reminded of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. The Lord promised Abraham a son…an heir. Meanwhile back at the ranch Sarah was not impressed that she went childless and she like many of us decided to take matters into her own hands. She decided that Hagar her maidservant would sleep with her husband (Oh-my-GOODNESS) and she would have a child through Hagar. Well that turned out to be a hot mess of a situation. Hagar despised Sarah and ran away. The Lord told her to go back and submit to her mistress and all to have to leave again.
Again, what a mess.
As I was reminded of Sarah once again this morning I thought about what can we as leaders learn from Sarah. Here are you 3 takeaways…
Don’t Get Ahead – Don’t get ahead of God because you are not happy with His timing. If we pay attention to Him many times God has told us what He will do but He has not said when. He promised Abraham an heir but He never said when it would be. Don’t take matters into your own hand. When we are desperate we will often accept substitutions and a counterfeit blessing. Just wait on God.
Make wise decisions – Sarah made the decision to let her husband sleep with her maid because she was frustrated with God and fearful that she would never bear a child if she did not have one right now. How many of us have done that in the past or are about to make a bad decision out of fear and frustration? We are so frustrated with waiting on God and we feel like if we don’t have what we want right now then it is just not going to happen and we start making our own path to the blessing. But remember:
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. – Proverbs 10:22
Be a good influence – We see it over and over again in leadership today. Leaders are abusing others for personal gain. We can assume Sarah has a good relationship with her maidservant or else she would not have agreed with such a ridiculous plan. Sarah knew this and she used it to her advantage and for her own selfish agenda. She did not know that she would turn a faithful servant to an enemy. Women of God we need to think twice about our influence and how we are using it. Use your influence for good and not evil.
Just wait on the Lord, don’t be unwise and do not manipulate others for your own selfish reasons. The Lord is working it out right now; you will see. God bless you on today. Go lead well by His grace.
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. – Isaiah 55:11
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