“Your plans do not and cannot change God’s purposes. Some lessons are learned the hard way.
“Abraham and Sarah learned this when Sarah became impatient because 25 years had passed since God had promised them a son and she still was not a mother. God did not accept Sarah’s attempt to assist Him by giving her maid Hagar to Abraham so they might have a son through her. When Hagar’s son Ishmael was born, God said that Ishmael was not the son of promise because that child was to be born through Sarah.
[Abraham’s] son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise (Galatians 4:23).
Your plans do not and cannot change God’s purposes any more than Sarah’s plans did. God will “stick with His warranty even if you come up with a plan that looks nice. He’s stuck with His promise, and His promise is related to His purpose. Even though Sarah laughed and tried to substitute her plan for God’s, she still received the son of promise.
No matter how much you would like God to support you in your plans to help Him keep His promises, God will only support His purpose. God is totally obligated to support you if you are in His purposes, but if you are outside them, forget it. His promises are more powerful than your plans. Sarah’s plan was not part of God’s purpose, so He didn’t support it. His promises go with His purpose, because all warranties are related to the prior purpose of the manufacturer.
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