Abraham attempted to do things in his own timing- instead of waiting for God to bless Him with a child with his wife Sarah; he conceives Ishmael of one of her servant. Ishmael went onto start the bloodline of those who came against God’s people. Things don’t seem to go quite right when we force the timing of it.
At the end of almost every day I reflect on the moments when He has pulled through just at the right time. There have also been times when I’ve wanted God to intervene in a situation and nothing happens. You get a bit annoyed and have a whine at first but as time passes you see the bigger plan, the bigger picture… the picture that God has been looking at all along.
God, being the God of the Universe… the one who created us… has gone ahead and already prepared and planned for us everything that we can ask or imagine. He knows us so intimately! As we seek relationship with the God who created us we can better understand the purpose behind His timing.
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.