Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 12:1-2 (KJV); Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
When the Lord instructs you, it is important that you conceive the instruction the first time that it comes. When you do, you will avoid many unwanted delays on the path of destiny.
Our great father Abraham’s life is very instructive on this point.
Sometimes we assume that it was within God’s perfect timing for Abraham and Sarah to have Isaac at one hundred years and ninety years of age respectively . But this is not necessarily so. He is the God who desires to satisfy us while it is still early (Psalm 90:14).
For example, when God first appeared to Abraham, he was seventy five years old, already well advanced in years. At that time, God promised to make him a great nation. Was it God’s intention to start to put this plan into action twenty five years later when Abraham was one hundred years old? No.
When God first spoke to Abraham in Genesis 12, it was evident to God that Abraham had not conceived the instruction and the promise that first time.
As a result, in Genesis 15, God had to repeat Himself. He told him that Eliezar would not be his heir. “But he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.” (Genesis 15:4).
Later, in Genesis 17, God repeats the same promise to Abraham. In proof of the fact that Abraham still had not fully grasped what God had meant the first time, he laughs and says in his heart, “shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?” (Genesis 17:17).
This teaches us that sometimes delays are because we did not conceive instructions the first time they are spoken. God does not have to repeat Himself several times for you to know what He means. Open your spirit to understand His instructions THE FIRST TIME.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 90:14, Hebrews 11:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: Sometimes delays are because we did not conceive instructions the first time they are spoken. God does not have to repeat Himself several times for you to know what He means. Open your spirit to understand His instructions THE FIRST TIME.
PRAYER: My Lord, I am grateful for this word. It opens my spirit to understand you clearly the first time you speak. I know Your mind and what You expect me to do in every season of my life because I am deeply attuned to Your instructions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.