“So Sarai said to Abram, ‘Now behold, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her.’” Genesis 16:2
Sarai takes matters into her own hands. She knew that God would bless their family through an heir, but she could not wrap her mind around the fact that how she could bear a son. God’s plan was to give an heir through Abraham and Sarah and not through Abraham and someone else.
It’s interesting. We are just like Sarai in many ways. We love to take matters into our own hands before seeking God’s wisdom. And when we lack this wisdom to seek the Lord first, we are impatient. And what this leads to often is rationalizing the situation with our limited wisdom. And yes. This takes us to a tragic place of sin. So often, we go ahead of God, and nothing good comes out of that. I have seen this in my personal life, and I have seen this in the people that I minister.