Genesis 16:4 “And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.”
Too many times women come into a Church and despise the First Lady. They envy her position. They despise her gifts. They despise her advantage. They despise her marriage. No amount of kindness showed to these women can change them from this evil mentality. These women are the Hagars of the ministry.
They were called to bring forth Ismael; but they want to bring forth Isaac. They were called to be servants but they want to be leaders. They were called to help the first lady, but they want to replace the first lady. They never learned how to treat leaders. They never learned how to be a servant. Therefore these women, like Hagar, need to be given a lesson in humility.
The online dictionary describes humility as a quality or condition of being humble or having a modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.
Hagar thought she possessed something that the First Lady did not have, got filled with foolish pride, and forgot how she was supposed to relate to the First Lady. Sarai saw it, took it to Abram, and he said, “She’s in your hands, honey. Do whatever you want to do with her.” So, Sarai dealt harshly with Hagar and she ran away.
You could run away from leaders.
You could run away from family.
You could run away from friends; but you cannot run away from God. Jonah learned this the hard way.
God found Hagar and said to her, “Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands (I Peter 2:1).” And Hagar obeyed the instruction of the Lord and returned.
Obeying the instruction of wisdom is better than running from the trouble you created.
Grace and Peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God.
by Evangelist K. Michael