(Genesis 18:11-13) “Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
It was now many years since the original promise of God in Genesis 12. Over and over again God reaffirmed His plan for the Messiah to come through Abraham’s lineage in his marriage to Sarah. But over and over again, Sarah pushed back on this promise. Sarah rejected the idea that she was the chosen mother of the promised child who would eventually become the father of Jacob, eventually renamed “Israel.” She wanted to choose instead of accepting the choice God had already made. She wanted to dictate the terms of God’s plan. Everything she did seemed to say, “I’m not the one God. Use someone else!”
What is God calling you to do today? I’ve had times when I pushed back on God’s plan saying, “Not me Lord!” But who can resist the hand of God? Maybe you are under the conviction to start a ministry or go to Bible college. Maybe the desire of your heart is to be a missionary in a far away country. Maybe you are just called to minister to your own neighbors. There is great fear to take the step of faith and risk everything. Like Sarah, you may think you are too old. It may seem impossible but you have a vision and a passion that won’t go away. Are you refusing the God who can create the possible out of the impossible? You may have no human reason to believe. You may be surrounded by people who are telling you to “let someone else do it.” You are the one God wants to us to accomplish great things. Nothing is too hard for the Lord.
Renewed Thought – Believe God. Trust God. Watch God do amazing things with your life.