Galatians 4:30 (KJV), “Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”

Richie’s parents threw a party and celebrated their son’s admission into the university only to discover after five years that, he’d lied to them. They realized this when he refused to return home when all his friends returned. After several threats and persuasions, he confessed that he was never offered admission, “I couldn’t bear the shame of staying at home, so I moved to the university campus with the hope that I’ll eventually get admitted, but all efforts failed. The only way to survive was to keep getting cash from my parents whom I deceived earlier” he said.

Richie left home, lived on campus, and even attended lectures like other students for five years, but he never got certified. The university didn’t offer him admission, hence, they didn’t certify him.

What God wanted when he promised Abraham and Sarah an heir was Isaac, but by their own devising, they brought forth Ismael. God, however, didn’t use Ishmael to achieve what he had planned because he didn’t author that process. The bondwoman and her son were cast out.

God is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending (Revelation I:8) and he completes what he started (Philippians 1:6). If you started a move, work, or process by your own volition without the involvement of God, he will not help you finish it, no matter how good and promising the move, work, or process may look.

If you truly want God’s involvement in what you do, you must discard that which he didn’t author and allow him the chance of starting what he will finish, unless you want to be discarded at the end like the bondwoman and her son was.

Go into today knowing that God only finishes what he authored. If he didn’t author it, he will not finish it.

Prayer: Father, please pardon my past mistakes. Henceforth, help me never to take a step when you’re not involved. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
— Dr. Emmanuel James

Bible In 1 Year: Nahum
Credits: Audio Bible(Bible Experience, Zondervan), Music(Jaci Velasquez, God who moves the mountains)
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