Reference text: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
Genesis 15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
With the new football season fast approaching, Clubs can be seen engaged in a frantic search for reinforcements in many different areas. Usually, they will prefer to have the players at the top of their wishlist but when these seem nearly impossible to attain, they begin to draw from their second-string list or for more viable alternatives. That is just how things work where it becomes ‘anyone at all or you get No one”.
Abraham also found himself in a similar situation where he was promised an heir but since it was not forthcoming, he considered taking his steward, Eliezer’s son as his own. This action of his should not be a big surprise to us because in our own lives, when the winds of desperation begin to blow, we also react automatically by beginning to compromise.
We start to settle for the bare minimum and this is even reflected in our prayers. When confidence is on the high, we pray declaratory prayers laying SPECIFIC demands on the corridors of our God but when we get desperate, then we use words like ‘anything will do; even when addressing our God and father. But like God did Abraham, He also fervently rebukes us and tells us to get our head straight; to keep praying with confidence and not let our desperation get the better of us.
A quick dash into His word will let us know that He still remembers His covenant and promises to us: To bless us till our cup runs over and to be our God though all the changing scenes of life.
Remember # My dear, don’t get desperate for God has a plan.