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Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.”Genesis 27:19

Jacob’s Are Everywhere

If you look around, you will discover that there are Jacob’s everywhere. He was a normal, average young person—and—a momma’s boy. His ambitious quality is soon outranked by his deceptive nature.

When he first started to pursue God, it was out of necessity and not out of faithfulness. He was running for his life and needed God to move on his behalf.

When he negotiated with his brother for the birthright, God had a purpose for his life. When he wore his brother’s clothes and stole the blessing from his father, God had a purpose for His life. And, when he fled his homeland to his uncle’s house, God had a purpose for His life.

Jacob had purpose, but did not have an understanding of what God was doing in his life.

  • He didn’t know that his name, which meant ‘deceiver’, was going to be changed to Israel, meaning ‘may God prevail’.
  • He didn’t know that an entire Nation—Israel—was going to be named after him.
  • And, He didn’t know that God planned to bring twelve tribes of Israel from his loins.

Never confuse the process with your purpose.

There may be things in your life that you may not understand, but God will put you through a process to get you to the purpose of your life.

Prayer: Lord, help me understand that You have a purpose for my life. Help me to trust the process, even when it is difficult and even when it hurts.

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 1 John 3:1, NLT. God loves you so much. However,…

Proverbs 16:31 states, “Grey hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” I remember the first time I saw a grey hair on my head. I was in my 20’s—so, I was a little dramatic, I totally freaked out, and I felt like I had…

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8–9. When Things Don’t Turn Out How You Expect Have you ever prayed and…

This week during mid-week service I encountered person after person who was exhausted from their busy workweek, family responsibilities, and depleted of physical energy. Weariness showed on a people’s faces, even when they tried to hide their exhaustion behind a smile. However, when we started to sing, Your Presence is…

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). It’s Sunday, a day in which most of us will spend time with other believers and worship God together. It’s a day each week when our pace slows somewhat, even if someone has little or no religious connection. One definition of…

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37, NKJV). Have you ever been thirsty? Really, really thirsty? I have. I recently took a long hike on a very hot day. I…