Topic: Home Breakers! (2)
You are welcome to another exciting time in God’s presence. Last week, I started a series on Home Breakers and I taught on anger and bitterness as some of the things that can break homes. This week I shall be discussing “Impatience” as one of the home breakers.
Impatience is the inability to deal calmly with a situation or wait for something. It can also mean a state of being in an unusual haste. Today, many families have been ruined because of impatience on the part of either the husband or the wife. Isaiah 28:16 says: …He that believeth shall not make haste. Haste makes waste!
A clear example of what impatience can cause was seen in the life of Abraham in Genesis 16:1-6. Abraham, the father of faith, came to a point in life where he exhibited impatience. God had appeared to him several times, assuring him that he would have a son by his darling wife, Sarah. Having waited for what appeared to be too long a time, he readily gave in to Sarah’s suggestion to go into her maid and raise an heir through her.
One would have thought that as great as Abraham was, he would be immune to impatience, but it was so natural for him to give in to it. He must have been complaining and tired of waiting, long before Sarah made that suggestion, such that the moment an opening came he quickly grabbed it. What an irony that the child born by Abraham out of impatience became an enemy of the child of faith! Ishmael and Isaac could not live together.
Many have killed the joy of their would-be miracle because of their impatience. God’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts than ours. Even when He appears to be delaying, you must never lose hope, because He makes all things beautiful in His time (2 Peter 3:9). Don’t let the enemy cheat you out of your blessings. God is never slow or late. He is always on time with whatever He promises. God’s time is the right time!
The cure for impatience is patience backed up by faith in the Word of God. James 1:4 says: …But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Perfection will only come, when your patience is in place. Your patience must be backed by a strong faith in God and His Word. For instance, if you are experiencing turbulence in your home, you must discover what God’s Word says is the solution and then step out in obedience. It may not look like the solution, but God is a marriage expert; He instituted the union and knows how best to make it work.
When you are filled with the Word concerning your home, it will not run short of miracles. To keep enjoying God’s blessings for your family, you must keep doing whatever He tells you to do. Not just doing it, but doing it fully, going to the extremes in your obedience. God has not changed, and He will not compromise His standard. God’s Word in Hebrews 10:36 says: For ye have need of patience, that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. Patience is a must! Instead of looking at the problem, challenge or situation, look into God’s Word, confess it to yourself and remind Him of it in prayers.
In case you are given to impatience, the first step to take is to confess Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. This is what being born-again is all about. If you would like to accept Jesus Christ into your life, please say this prayer “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today acknowledging that I am a sinner who needs Your forgiveness. I believe You died for me and rose again on the third day. Forgive me my sins, wash me with Your Blood and write my name in the Lamb’s Book of life. Thank You Lord for saving me.”
Congratulations, you are now born-again! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through [email protected], 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).o).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.