Obedience to God
Chosen by God!
So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?” Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:12-14a NLT)
Sarah laughed at what was humanly impossible – for her to conceive and give birth to a baby at the age of 90 with her 100 year old husband. Yet the Lord asked why she laughed. I wonder if he was asking why doesn’t she believe. It amazes me that she chose to lie when asked. Did she really think she could hide the truth? I wonder why we don’t own our stuff immediately, especially when caught red handed. Then the Lord reminded them that nothing is too hard for God. He was giving perspective.
How many times have I laughed, or at the very least thought this is impossible? How many times have I considered my age when God tells me to do something? How many times have I reasoned where I should trust? These verses remind me of just how many times I question, wonder, and try to figure out the “what’s” and the “why’s” of a God assignment. Too many times I look at my resources and abilities and don’t see the possibilities of the assignment. I forget that God’s resources are limitless. Too many times I delay being obedient because I don’t understand something instead of just doing it! I have to remember to keep my eyes on Jesus and not on me. My walk with Him is based on faith not ability.
Right now I am faced with an impossible situation, in the natural. The only way this will work out is if God shows up. I cannot resolve this issue. I don’t have the resources. I’ve made a conscious decision to trust God with the process. I’ve taken a step of faith moving forward trusting that God will provide. I have also chosen to see the blessings in the unexpected challenge and not focus on the inconvenience and the cost. I refuse to complain. While Sarah laughed at the Lord I am laughing at the devil. He does not get to win. I am believing big and looking for God to show up, while believing He will. (I will share the praise report when it manifests.)
Lord, let me get to the point that I just say yes without wanting a step-by-step road map. Let me remember that my impossibilities are Your very real possibilities. Remind me that whatever You assign to me You also equip me to do all that needs to be done. Help me remember that with Your vision comes provision. I don’t have to figure it out or try to work it out. All I have to do is trust You and obey every step of the way. Thank You Abba Father that You are responsible for the results. I am responsible for obedience. When I do it Your way, I will get Your results. Nothing is too hard for You.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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