God made his promise to Abraham… “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. – Hebrews 6:13-15
Abraham was 75 years old when God promised him a son. It isn’t that unusual for a man of that age to father children. What is unusual is that his wife was near the same age. Abraham had already been walking with God many years and he had developed great faith in the word of the Lord, but this was a stretch even for him. Yet he believed and waited for the promise to be fulfilled.
It is sometimes easier to believe than it is to wait for the promise. Abraham and Sarah waited many years for this promise to come to pass, and all the while Sarah’s biological clock ticked way past the time when women could bear children. Yet they waited. God’s promises are fulfilled in his time, not ours.
God called me to preach when I was in High School. At that time I had a vision of preaching before a crowd of people and I appeared to be in Africa. A few years ago I was ministering in a crusade in Liberia, West Africa. I looked across the crowd of people assembled there and all at once I realized that it was the crowd I had seen in the vision over 40 years before.
Has God given you a vision, or a promise that has yet to be fulfilled? Perhaps someone was guided by the Holy Spirit to recognize a particular calling in your life and spoke that to you, but you have not yet seen the fruit of that promise. Maybe God spoke a promise to you about finances, or relationships, and you are still waiting for the fulfillment of that promise.
Put yourself in Abraham’s place. See yourself waiting, patiently all those years before the promise was fulfilled. Then see yourself today waiting for God’s promise to you to be fulfilled. Every time you get impatient with God concerning his promises to you remember Abraham. God knows the best time – wait for his time.
Prayer: Lord, you have given so many promises and I am trying to wait patiently for their fulfillment, but it’s hard to wait. Grant me the wisdom and the patience wait for your timing. In Jesus name, amen.
Principle: When you get impatient with God concerning his promises to you remember Abraham. God knows the best time – wait for his time.
Affirmation: I am committed to waiting patiently on the Lord until He speaks revelation to me and then to wait until He says it is time to implement the revelation.
Reflection: Waiting for the right timing is always critical and it requires a commitment to the outcome. Patience is required to wait for the right time to act. What are your thoughts on being patient?
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