What thoughts are dominant in your mind right now? What is distracting you? Bring those to God now and ask Him to focus your heart to hear from you. After you sense a focus on Him, read the passage below using your Bible Study Insert.
Genesis 28:13-15 & 28:20-21 and 32:22-31
Before Jacob’s “Heavenly Wrestling Match” (Gen. 32:22-31), he spent his life trying to control God, not be in relationship with Him. Jacob had been using God as a means to an end. But in this moment of wrestling with God, he sees his strategy is all wrong. Now he realizes he’s fighting the wrong battle.
Jacob is reminded by God, “you’ve been mad at me because I haven’t given you what you’ve wanted but up to this point you haven’t wanted the right thing.” Jacob finally realized, “I’ve been using you all my life to get what I thought I wanted, but I failed to realize YOU are what I have been seeking all along. YOU are my great reward.”
Is what you really want in your life what God wants for you? Are you seeking the blessings or the Blesser? Pray about that today.