“You and I never pursue that which we already have. But, we pursue that which we don’t have.”
When Abraham craved to have a son he struggled with many opposing elements. His doubts, timing, ability, and even with God’s integrity. In his pursuit. he eventually decided to take matters into his own hands and tried to fulfill God’s promise in his own way and timing. If you and I take credit for fulfilling God’s promises, be careful there may be an Issac waiting to make you “laugh”.
15God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” 17Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” 18And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”
19Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.