The year 2016 is gradually coming to an end, while some of us are singing alleluya because of God’s fulfilled 2016 promises in our lives fi and some of us are still looking forward to the fulfillment of God’s 2016 promises and are contemplating activating our Plan B. Please don’t get me wrong, Plan B is always a good plan but when it comes to God, there is nothing like a Plan B. Once God promise to do something, He will definitely do it though we do not know the time and season God’s promises will come to pass. What we need to do is to keep our eyes open through the watches of the night so that we may meditate on God’s promises (Psalm 119:48).
We read in the Scriptures about how God called Abram asking him to leave everything that is familiar to him and to go to a land that the Lord will show him. God promises to make him great among the nations and the peoples of the earth will be blessed by Abram. God appeared and promised Abram that He will give Abram’s offspring the land (Genesis 12:8).
When later in Abram’s life the promise of an heir has not happened, Abram told God that he still has no heir so one of his servants will get his inheritance, God told him that this man will not be your heir, but a son who comes from your own body will be your heir (Genesis 15:4); a second time God reaffirms to Abram that he will have a son. When Abram still does not have a son, he was an old man and Sarai his wife was way past child bearing years. They have now been in the Promise Land for 10 years and still no son. So what happened next? They decided to activate Plan B as follows:- “Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her. Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived (Genesis 16:1-4)”
I know most of us are famous with Plan B, especially some of us who are decision makers in business and leaders. As an entrepreneur, Plan B has always been good for me as it has provided an alternative to the problems that arise and situations but Plan B was not a good plan for Abram. It was never God’s intention that Abram and Sarai help God out with a Plan B. God had a Plan A already in place, they were to trust Him for the promise of a son but they got impatient. They thought God needed some help but can we actually help God or fight for God?
Are we in any way different? How many times has God given us a dream or spoken a promise into our lives and we came up with a Plan B due to our impatience? I am sure Abram and Sarai were looking at their age and thinking that the time for child bearing was over. In other words, in the natural it was not going to happen.
This morning, I am proclaiming to you that if you can do what you believe God has asked you to do all on your own, then it was never a God given dream to you; it may have been a good dream but it was not a God given dream. God does not give us dreams that we do not have to depend on Him to provide. That is where the challenge lies.
Abram and Sarai were not willing to let God work out their circumstances. They got impatient and today the Middle East is still suffering the consequences of their actions. It is no different for us. If we try to work out the dream God has given us in our own strength and wisdom, disaster is inevitable.
What is God asking you to do and have you come up with a Plan B? Is God asking you to return to Plan A which is His plan for you today?
As we watch and ponder over God’s promises to us, I pray that God will instill in us the Spirit of patience so that we can obediently wait for the fulfillment of His promises concerning us. Remember that that God makes all things beautiful in His time and not our own time.
Good morning and have a blessed day. TGIF😘😘
Written By Dr. Adebayo Odunowo