Isaac prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant. But the children tumbled and kicked inside her so much that she said, “If this is the way it’s going to be, why go on living?” She went to God to find out what was going on. God told her, “Two nations are in your womb, two peoples butting heads while still in your body. One people will overpower the other, and the older will serve the younger.” Genesis 25: 21 -23
Rebekah did the right thing, by going to God with her question. But, just like Sarah, she tried to ‘fix’ the situation herself. God said the older would serve the younger.
But, in these times, the older son would receive twice the amount over the younger son’s. Since Rebekah loved Jacob more, she wanted him to get this ‘birthright’.
In the end, a lot of trickery took place to ensure that the younger son became what God had already said he would become. Jacob would flee his angry bother and wonder miles in the desert. In the midst of all this, God speaks to Jacob:
Genesis 28: 13-15 Then God was right before him, saying, “I am God, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. I’m giving the ground on which you are sleeping to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will be as the dust of the Earth; they’ll stretch from west to east and from north to south. All the families of the Earth will bless themselves in you and your descendants. Yes. I’ll stay with you, I’ll protect you wherever you go, and I’ll bring you back to this very ground. I’ll stick with you until I’ve done everything I promised you.”
God Plan for your life
God came on the scene because He had a plan for Jacob’s life. No matter how much we mess things up in trying to fix it ourselves, God will intervene. However, Jacob had his own share of difficulty and trials to face.
- He went on the run from his brother, missing out on his family life.
- He had to work fourteen years to marry the woman he loved.
- And, he was also tricked by his father-in-law.
It is our choice if we are going to trust that God can accomplish His purpose in our lives. Or if we will make our own lives more difficult than it has to be and try to do it without God.
We each have a purpose to fulfill in this world.
We each have a purpose to fulfill in this world. If you don’t know what it is, do like Rebekah and go to God. If you do know what God’s plan and purpose is for your life, trust Him to make it come to pass.
Although it may seem easy for you to control or take charge, God’s ways are higher than ours and He sees the big picture.
Don’t waiver in your trust, keep praising Him and be faithful to Him, His timing is perfect and He will not allow his promises concerning you to go unfulfilled.
It’s Not Too Late!
If you have started taking things into your own hands, it’s not too late. Repent and turn around and recommit yourself to God’s plan and purpose today.
God will turn things around and cause His favor to shine upon you. He will be with you, as His word says: He will stick with you until He’s done what He has promised! May the God who is able to do all things continue to stand by your side! Amen.