There are times when we confuse our happiness with God’s will. When everything is running smoothly and we are as happy as can be, we presume that we are in the center of God’s will. However, when things take a turn for the worse, we tend to presume just the opposite: we are not in God’s will.
Our initial reaction to friction in our lives is to change something. If everything looks unsettled, then we must be doing something wrong. Yet, if the unsettling is taking place around us and not in our spirit, God wants us to turn to Him and hold on.
As Abraham dealt with what he viewed as a delay in receiving God’s promise for his life, he tried to change his own circumstances. If God was not going to open Sarah’s womb, Abraham sought an alternative way to fulfill God’s promise for his life.
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