We all need recognition. A lot of the time we don’t get it from the people we expect to give it to us. I naturally seek out tasks in the background but even then I long to hear ‘good job!’. Hagar wanted to be recognized for her actions and when it didn’t come naturally she started to demand it. That got her thrown out onto the street. At that point it would have been easy to give up, but she didn’t. She called on the God of Abraham and He saw her and filled her need.
Ron Botha of Kingdom Ministries International, South Africa points out “Hagar believed that even though Abraham and Sarah were the covenantal parents of the people of God, yet He saw her, an individual, single Egyptian slave and loved her enough to provide a future for her. With all the odds against her she made a claim on the character of God whom she called El-Roi.
God is no respecter of persons and because He created you, He certainly has provided a future for you.”
It doesn’t matter who you are; God sees you, has a plan for you and will fulfill your needs. All you need to do is call Him.
Would you rather men clapped or God favored you?
Dear Lord, I’m glad You see me. I matter to You and it doesn’t matter what people think of me; You have a plan for me. Thank you. Amen