Monday, January 5, 2015

This is your fault!

Genesis 15 - 17

The scripture that grasp my attention this morning was found in 16:5 ~ This is all your fault!  How often have we wanted to point the finger at somebody  else other than at ourselves?

The story of Hagar really bothers me.  The first thing that always comes to my mind is Hagar had absolutely no say in Sarai deciding to give her to Abram.  The words found in verse 3 used are Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife.  Okay, I've said it before and I'll say it again ~ How did she think this was going to work out and be a good thing?  

It doesn't work out for the best when we take matters into our own hands for anybody.  Yet I know that sometimes, I convince myself that it's the right thing, so I move forward without waiting which means I'm being disobedient.  Disobedience just doesn't work out the way the way we think it should does it?  I mean look at this story.  Sarai took matters into her own hands sent Hagar to Abram and then gets mad when Hagar doesn't treat her nicely after being given to a man that she might have viewed as very different from herself, older, married, so many things yet who gets the blame for this whole situation?  Abram.  Abram didn't have to go into that tent ~ agreed.  But who started this whole ball rolling right into that tent?  Yes, Sarai.  How often do we not want to take a good look at ourselves and take responsibility for our actions?

I am reminded that God's timing isn't my timing and that I need to listen for His Will and His Desire and don't take things into my own hands because His plan is so much better!  Think back about your own journey for a moment.  Think of a time you moved forward because you decided to take something that wasn't really yours or what you were suppose to do?  How did it work out for you?  I know in my own experience not good.  Yes, God used it in the long run, but things could have been much better had I waited for God to show me the right choice.

Hagar had no choice, she was a slave.  Her attitude wasn't good, so she fled.  How often do we run away rather than face the situations.  Yet, God met her in the situation and this terrible situation brought her to know that God saw her.  She called Him, "You are the God who sees me."  God will meet you in your situation too!  It doesn't matter how far you run God still loves you.

So in closing today, I learned again how important God's timing is in my journey.  

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

That is what I forget. Everything is in God's timing and I want to rush or linger always!