Tool or Medal 4
Then the man said, “ me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
When you study Jacobs life in the book of Genesis you will discover that his struggle started right from his mothers womb, Jacob has struggle to get almost everything He had.
Jacob’s life of struggle made him develop a bad habit of cheating and deceiving people to get his way, He too was cheated and also decieved by other people.
One powerful characteristics of Jacob is his ability to endure the struggle, see how he waited for another seven years for Rachael after He was decieved by his uncle Laban and was given leah instead of Rachael, that endurance was what kept him in his fight with God(see Gen 29:23).
The reward/medal Jacob got that night was a change of name which transcends to his change in life and it also maked the end of His struggle in life.
A reward atlast for Jacob the struggler
We all have our different struggles, it can be family, health, career, life partner etc, presenty the world is struggling with Corona virus as we know, what makes the difference is our ability to endure what ever struggles we are in.
Never give up your stuggles one day you too will have a life transforming encounter with God.
Stay focused, you are blessed