Abraham was 100 years of age when the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. She bore a son to Abraham (Gen 21:2). In my life, waiting on the Lord has often times not been very different. I pray about a situation and wait for an answer from God. But my impatience gets the better of me and I begin acting on whatever “appears” correct to my mind. I may have found decent enough solutions; however, I arrive at the answer with sore feet and aching shoulders like how I ended up in the rickshaw on my way home from work.
One evening after a long day at work, I was looking for an auto-rickshaw to take back home. The road seemed very busy with peak hour traffic. The public transport buses were overcrowded, cars and bikes were speeding by and all rickshaws that passed by had passengers. I stood by for a while watching everyone head back to their destinations, with no signs of an empty rickshaw. After about fifteen minutes (that felt like an hour), I ran out of patience to stand at the same place and wait . . .
I decided to walk a little distance with the hope of finding a rickshaw sooner at the upcoming road intersections. I walked and walked, about forty-five minutes of walking along uneven roads with heeled shoes and heavy bags. About five traffic signals ahead of where I’d originally stood, I finally found a rickshaw that would drop me home. Phew! I was glad to sit down and start a much-desired journey.
After all that, I wasn’t sure if I made the right decision to begin walking instead of just waiting at the original place!
In the book of Genesis, we read the story of Abraham and Sarah. They were without children. When Abraham prayed, God promised Abraham that he would be the father of nations and his generations would be countless like the stars in the sky and sand on the shore (Genesis 15: 2-5).