Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 16:2(KJV); And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
Every time men exert human effort to achieve divine promises, they inevitably fall into the clutches of delay.
Sarah and Abraham were set back for thirteen years after they exercised human effort to have the child they so desired. Thirteen years was the time difference between the birth of Ishmael and the birth of Isaac, the child of the promise.
How about Moses, zealous in his desire to rescue the Israelites from Egyptian bondage? His first attempt was by human effort when he killed an Egyptian who was oppressing an Israelite. The Bible says in Acts 7:25, “For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not”.
The result of this zeal was forty years at the back of the wilderness before God could hand him the great assignment of the Exodus.
Sometimes desperation and misplaced zeal push some to “help God” but they lose years in the process because God does not need your help to achieve what He promised.
There is a man of God whom God called but he sent himself and has lost years struggling in ministry because this was not God’s way. A Christian woman yoked with an unbeliever because her biological clock is ticking noisily may fall back in spiritual timing by years or even an entire lifetime.
Your own way will always inevitably delay your destiny. There is a God-way to growth in ministry, a God-way to success in your career, a God-way to multiplication and increase in business and a God-way to a great marriage.
The God-way is within the bounds of perfect spiritual timing. If it is not the God-way of achieving something, don’t jump onto the bandwagon of the desperate no matter how long what you want seems to be taking. Wait on Him because He beautifies destiny when it falls within His time.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 5:10, Ecclesiastes 3:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: The God-way is within the bounds of perfect spiritual timing. If it is not the God-way of achieving something, don’t jump onto the bandwagon of the desperate no matter how long what you want seems to be taking. Wait on Him because He beautifies destiny when it falls within His time.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I am quickened in everything that I do because I am a child of grace. I understand the God-way of doing all things because Your spirit teaches me the hows. My life is patterned according to Your blueprint and in this wisdom, I am never delayed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.