It’s 2 AM ET and I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to dive into God’s word a bit. I came across the story of Sarai, Hagar, and Abram in Genesis 16. Here I read that Sarai was infertile, and so she made Hagar (her servant) sleep with her Husband (Abram) in hopes that she can build a family through her. In the end, Sarai becomes jealous and treats Hagar terribly, and Abram has no clue what to do in the situation. I see this as Sarai trying to fix her problem with infertility without trusting God.
But when I read this, I realized that I am like Sarai. I always tend to try to fix my own problems and I forget that God has a plan for me, regardless of the situation. I am very stubborn, and I often think that my way is the best way. But I often forget that I should listen to God’s will and not my own. After all, He created me and knows me more than I know myself, so why would I try to ignore His plan for my life, or think mine is better?
Proverbs 16: 9- “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”