I decided to shop a little just before Christmas last year. While shopping, I saw a pair of jeans I really wanted, and they were on sale for 50% off the retail price! I wanted them bad, but something inside said, “Wait.” As bad as I didn’t want to, I listened, and the next week, the same jeans were on sale for 75% off the retail price. I got a better deal simply because I waited patiently!
I wish Abraham and Sarah could have read this recharge because their impatience was disastrous. They were excited about GOD’S promise of a son, but as time passed, they lost faith in HIS ability to perform the miracle. In her haste, Sarah suggested a seemingly grand idea, “Abraham, sleep with my servant. Maybe that’s how GOD wants us to have the child.” Without thinking, Abraham did it, and this resulted in a conflict he’d never forget. Impatience was the spark that set the conflict wildfire ablaze.
This recharge is dedicated to those whose patience is on trial. GOD has promised you some things, and you’re anxious for the promises to happen. GOD’S word for you is very simple – “Don’t worry (be anxious) about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand” (Philippians 4:6-7, New Living Translation).
“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains” (Dutch Proverb).