Has God ever told you something, showed you a vision or spoken a promise to your heart and you are wondering how on earth it’s going to happen?
It may even be the thing you are waiting for or on.
Has this affected how you wait?
Have you found yourself making decisions based on what you see, i.e. your current circumstances, vs. what God said?
Hint: One makes sense (logic) and the other one usually doesn’t (faith).
We see this in the story of Genesis 15 when God tells Abram to look at the stars.
Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” Genesis 15:5, NLT
For those who don’t know, Abram’s name was later changed by God to Abraham, which means father of many.
Yet, Abram was childless at this time in Genesis 15 and he was trying to grasp what the Lord was saying about blessings and rewards, when he didn’t even have a son (v. 2).
Abram was pointing out things to the Lord, as if God didn’t alreay know his circumstances–that he didn’t have an heir and was married to a woman who was barren.
It was logical for Abram to think that his servant would be his heir at this point in time, considering he had no son (v. 2-3).
Faith, on the other hand, would be to believe what God said when He told Abram to look at the sky and that the number of stars would be the number of descendants he would have.
Which did Abram choose?
As you meditate on these scriptures this week, consider your current circumstances and perhaps what you may be waiting for.
Which one will you choose?
Logic or faith?
Will you choose to believe what God has said about your circumstances, as Abram did, or will you believe what you see?
The choice is yours.
(By the way, God’s track record is perfect. What He says, He does!)