So how did Abraham and Sarah's efforts to "help God" give them the son of promise all work out? Well, helping God produce their preferred outcome completely back-fired –as it always does. As they flailed to gain control over the lives they wanted for themselves, Sarah and Hagar began to fight, strife grew between Sarah and Hagar’s son Ishmael, Abraham placated both women, and peace disappeared from their home. Their entire household continued to flail until a sovereign God, who alone controls the outcomes, miraculously provided to them Isaac – “the son of God's promise” not “the son of my management.” How are you trying to produce a "son of my management" rather than waiting on God to provide His promise?