"and Jacob said, I will not let you go, except you bless me" (Genesis 32) Today I draw strength from the power of Jacob's fight. Read his story in chapter 32 of Genesis!!
I believe this is one of the most powerful moments in scripture, because many of us can relate to this "wrestling moment" Jacob has. He finds himself In a desperate place and he makes time to be ALONE with God. It is during this alone time, that God encounters him.. He is feeling weak, vulnerable and afraid! It is during his time, that he turns to God.
The angel sees that Jacob is gaining victory over him in this fight, so he knocks Jacob's hip out of joint! (OUCH!) now that's some extreme pain and yet Jacob does NOT give up!!! This is where most of us quit, the moments of extreme pain. Pain has a way of paralyzing you, so many of us would have completed a thing, but pain stopped us!
Jacob pushed through the pain, until he got he blessing he so desperately needed. He needed protection, he needed assurance, he needed forgiveness. I don't know what you NEED from God, but today I encourage you to fight for it!! Push through the pain, whether it be physical or emotional.
I have found myself pushing through much emotional pain in this season of my life. Times where I feel I have no more energy to contend, times where the pain seems more than I can bear and constant! It is a daily fight, but I'm fighting to win. Today I encourage you to do the same. Don't lay down and take down, FIGHT!
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Elder Kay Starks
Scribe. Prophetess. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur and Friend! I am completely in LOVE with God and using all the Gifts He has graciously given me, to serve the world.