Memory Monday – Week 73

Happy December! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I was looking forward to sharing a verse again as it seems like it’s been awhile!

Today I’m sharing Hebrews 6:12, “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”

It seems so easy to become lazy while we are waiting for God’s promises, especially when we are coming up on 3 years of waiting. It’s easy to want to stop hoping, believing, and praying. It’s easy to try and get rid of the desire to become a mom. It’s easy to grow weary and become reactive instead of proactive. But, this verse tells us not to do any of that!

Hebrews 6:12 tells us to imitate those who by faith and patience inherit what was promised. Immediately, Abraham and Sarah pop into my mind. In fact, the following verses talk about Abraham and Hebrews 6:15 says, “And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.” They waited years and years, but they received what was promised to them. The writer of this encourages us to press on just like Abraham did. We should wait like Abraham did: patiently and confidently.

To be honest, I’m writing this post selfishly for myself, because I feel like I have become lazy in so many ways. I need this reminder just as much as anyone else does. I want to remain steadfast in pursuing Christ and the promises He has waiting for us, because I know that in due time we will reap our harvest. Don’t let what has discouraged you make you lazy while you are waiting to receive your promise. Remain faithful and hopeful and you too will reap the harvest He has for you.

Memory Monday - Week 73

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10 Comments
  • Lauren
    Posted at 08:03h, 01 December Reply

    So the next question is – what have you learned about proactive patience?

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 13:50h, 01 December Reply

    I so love this… I find this is how I am at work. I get so frustrated with it & become lazy at doing things – filing, taking out my garbage, keeping up my work… all because I get angry because I want that raise! I want that pat on my back… but I need to keep on working hard no matter what. My relationship with God is like that. I get lazy when I feel like maybe I’m not getting a pat on the back from Him… how wrong that is. Thanks for your post today.

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 16:49h, 01 December Reply

    Thanks for the reminder!!! It’s easy to become weary – the journey to God’s promises is definitely a fight, but His faithfulness will prevail!!! So thankful for your friendship these past few months – I prayed for you this morn, by the way! 😉

  • Angela
    Posted at 16:58h, 01 December Reply

    Maybe this was written as a reminder to yourself… but it’s a great reminder for all of us! 🙂

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 08:05h, 02 December Reply

    what a beautiful verse, and your honest interpretation makes it speak to my heart all the more. a perfect post to welcome the new month <3

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 14:58h, 02 December Reply

    I too have become lazy this last week. I need to get back to my devotional time and find a new Bible study. Great reminder Caroline!

  • CHELSEA
    Posted at 21:22h, 02 December Reply

    preach!! “Don’t let what has discouraged you make you lazy while you are waiting to receive your promise.” Loved this message and totally needed it today!

  • Jennifer T.
    Posted at 22:04h, 02 December Reply

    Great reminder! I would hardly classify you as lazy 🙂 I appreciate your faith and I think patience is linked to faith in so many ways.

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 00:10h, 03 December Reply

    ‘love this!! We all get in a schedule or pattern or rut. Then, God will splash water in our face and we are reminded and refreshed. I’m still holding you in my prayers. Great post and great verse!!!! So true! <3
    ((big hug))

  • Charity
    Posted at 11:42h, 03 December Reply

    The part that stuck out to me here was trying to get rid of the desire to be a mom. That was my thing, as I waited a pleaded to lose the desire because I was tired of waiting…I wanted to pout not shout. Obviously there are other areas in my life where I also get tired of waiting but indeed infertility was my longest weariest battle. So glad God continued to strengthen and renew me each day throughout. Praying the same for you my dear friend.

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