First Baptist Church

Pursue Everything Patiently

In Genesis 16, Abraham and Sarah are 85 and 75 years old. They become impatient and try to hurry God’s promise of a son to Abraham by using Sarah’s servant, Hagar, as a surrogate mother. When we rush God’s agenda, it’s usually a mess. There are ways to clean it up. Stop blaming others for the consequences of our own impatience. Recognize the cultural expectations that contributed to our impatience. Be willing to repent of our impatience. Surrender to God’s Grace in order to redeem our impatience