Helping God Out

Helping God Out

Abram and Sarai repeatedly tried to help God fulfill His promise of a son. Each time—whether it was Abram saying his wife was his sister or Sarai deciding to help God out using culturally-accepted methods—it backfired. Things we attempt to do in our human strength result in personal frustration, damage to others, and far-reaching unforeseen consequences. God’s promises are within His power to fulfill. Increasing dependence on God honors and exalts Him.  What fuels your leadership—human power or God’s power?

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” – Genesis 16:1-2

Prayer: Lord, keep me from edging You out of my leadership. Remind me that dependence on You exalts You as You do more in Your power than I ever could on my own. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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