I will make you extremely fruitful (Genesis 17:6, NLT)
We want God’s promises for the present. Sometimes we take God’s promises and make them for the present, when, because of His eternal nature, His timing is different. Abraham would be extremely fruitful, but not in his lifetime.
We need to learn to see beyond the here and now.
We get so caught up in our immediate and present circumstances we fail to see God’s eternal perspective.
Father, you are doing a work that goes beyond my lifetime. Help me to see as you see and to walk in faith as I follow you, even if all that I want to see, even if all you said you would do, does not come to pass in my lifetime.