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A vision Bigger than you

9  Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” So he said, “Here, in the tent.”

10  And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and

behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door

which was behind him.)  11  Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in

age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.  12  Therefore Sarah laughed within

herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”

13  And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a

child, since I am old?’  14  Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time, I will

return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” Genesis 18:9-

14

Many young people dream of getting married, getting their first home and, of course,

having a family. Certainly, Abraham and Sarah probably had similar visions and

dreams. But do you think for a moment Abraham at 100 years old and Sarah at 90 and

barren, ever thought they would have a child in their old age?

As humans, we often become a bit anxious and try to make the promise, dream or

vision come to pass in our own strength. Think about Sarah who seemed desperate to

conceive and decided to go ahead of God’s plan and gave her handmaiden, Hagar, to

her husband to bear her child. Genesis 16:2-3

Habakkuk 2:3 declares, “ For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will

speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will

not tarry.” However, sometimes as humans, we try to make the dream or vision come to

pass in our own season not in God’s timing.

Have you found yourself in a place of desperation while waiting for God’s promise to

come to pass? This is something most of us will experience in our lifetime as

Christians. Maybe God has given you the vision of having a spouse, conceiving a child,

starting a business, or even becoming a Pastor. Even when the vision may seem

impossible, God’s Word tells us “nothing is too hard for God.”

In 2020, will you allow God’s vision to supersede yours? It’s bigger than you. Even

through Sarah had set in motion her own vision and plan for a child, this did not hinder

the promise God made to her and Abraham to bore the son of promise. Genesis 21:2

reads, “Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very

time God had promised him.”

Father thank You for the plans You have set in motion for our lives before the

foundations of the world. Open the eyes of our heart Lord that we might see what you

see for us in Jesus’ Name.

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