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Hebrews 6:15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

For over 70 years, Abram and his wife, Sarai desired a child, but they could not have one. At the age of 76, God promised Abram and his wife, Sarai a son (Gen. 15:4). After 10 years of waiting, they became impatient, and agreed to force a blessing by having Abram have a child with Sarai’s slave Hagar.

This was not God’s best so after 13 years, after Hagar had her child, God told Abram a second time that he will have a child by Sarai (Gen. 17:16). Eventually, at the age of 100, Abraham and Sarah gave birth to Isaac. At his and his wife’s age, Abraham nor Sarah didn’t know how birthing a child was going to happen, but he was convinced and believed what God had promised.

One of the biggest enemies of faith is delay. There are going to be times of delay in our lives where it seems as if God’s promise is not going to come to pass. Don’t doubt or make the mistake of Abram and attempt to force a blessing. Patiently wait on what God had promised.

For those who are waiting on a husband or wife, don’t settle with someone you know is not the one. Wait patiently for the person God has for you. For those who are looking for a better career, don’t accept any old job just because it’s something different. Wait patiently on the career God has for you. Don’t allow delay to make you settle for less than God’s best. From healing in our bodies to a child, if God promised it in His Word, it will come to pass.

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August 2017
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