Temporary Fix

 


Down south, many of the older homes do not have central air. In these houses, some use electric fans, which swivel back and forth. In this situation, you feel refreshed only shortly before the heat sets in. If one had central air, the refreshing could be permanent and not temporary. Well, Hagar gave Abraham a son, but it was only a temporary fix, for he was not the child of promise.

 

And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. Gen 16:15 (KJV)

Though Abraham rejoiced over Ishmael, the day would come when he would have to let him go. This shows us that though waiting on God is difficult, do not forfeit His eternal and lasting blessing for a temporary fix.

Do not patch up your life with things that will have to be removed eventually. If they are not removed, they will frustrate what God wants to do. Remember, choose the promise of God over the temporary comfort of the present situation.

 Prayer of the Week:

“Lord, grant me grace to stand with contentment as I wait upon you. You will be faithful unto the end. Amen.”

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