Genesis 32:24-26 (NIV) “So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
We read the account in Genesis about Jacob wrestling with an Angel of God for his blessing. Jacob said “I will not let you go until you bless me”. What caused Jacob such desperation? What caused the pressing for the blessing? It was fear! Fear of his brother Esau and his army coming against his life and his family.
What armies have been coming up against your life lately? How long have they been threatening you? How painful have these armies been that they’ve caused you to have wrenched hips? No matter how intense this has all been, it’s time to change your perspective about it all.
You see, you might’ve prayed in the past for your situations to change, but how about allowing those situations to change you? Once you allow this perspective to sink in, your “change” will be a long lasting, permanent one. There are mindsets that we need to wrestle for. Sicknesses that we need to wrestle for. Addictions that we need to wrestle for. Relationships that we need to wrestle for.
Although Jacob was interested in receiving the blessing from God, God was more interested in changing Jacob himself. So much so, that God changed His name from Jacob to Israel. Once you become desperate enough for God to change your heart, He can then change your life and only then you will begin to experience power with God and favor with men. My question for you today is, “Are you desperate to see a change within you and around you? If so, then you gotta wrestle! It’s time to be relentless with your prayer life in order to experience the blessed life.
Pray with me: Father, I begin to wrestle for my blessing. I will not let You go Lord until You bless me but most importantly until You change me. No more occasional prayers, I become desperate right now in the name of Jesus. Change me Lord! Renew me Lord. Restore me Lord! Have Your perfect will in my life, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
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