If these sound familiar to you, it’s because I’ve been recycling old dailies for the last 5-6 weeks. I’ll work on new ones for November. Thank you for giving me grace 😍

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO force something? Maybe make a relationship work, or force God’s hand in a situation? Abraham did. Abraham tried to make good on God’s promise by taking matters into his own hands. He brought forth Ishmael by his own means; he didn’t wait on God, he was impatient and tried to make good on God’s promise of a son.

The consequences of that mistake are still going on today. Abraham had to learn the difference between trusting the promise and trusting the Promiser. We can put God’s promise before God Himself and feel it is our responsibility to bring the promise to pass, even if we have to disobey God to do it. And guess what comes of that? NO good thing. There are a lot of promises of God in scripture, but it is your job to trust the Promiser and His job to fulfill His promises, not yours. Your only job is to trust Him. His Word is true and He is trustworthy. He will bring His promise to pass, in His time and in His way.

Don’t take matters into your own hands or else you’ll wind up producing an Ishmael and you do a lot of damage. Trust Him alone. “And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in You.” Psalm 39:7 David was promised an heir who would rule forever. He never saw Jesus, but God fulfilled that promise. Don’t try to force God’s hand; it will not work. You’ll end up frustrated and bitter. Wait on God. Trust the One who promises no matter what and the promise will be taken care of. #runyourrace

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