Abram had been promised he would have many sons (Gen 15), but he and his wife Sarai struggled for decades with infertility. So, Sarai gave permission for Abram to impregnate his servant. Abram used this as an opportunity, but Sarai took this as shame and embarrassment. She was the reason for the infertility since Hagar was able to have a son. Sarai’s dreams as a biological mother were shattered.
Questions for further thought:
1. When have you taken God’s plan into your own hands?
2. What were the consequences when you did this? Were there any regrets?
Challenge: Take some personal time with God to confess when you have tried to take God’s plan from Him. While your at it, ask also for wisdom and patience when an importance decision comes again.
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