Let Your Faith Lead You

So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah into the field where his flock was and said to them, “I see that your father does not regard me with favor as he did before. But the God of my father has been with me. You know that I have served your father with all my strength, yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times. But God did not permit him to harm me. If he said, ‘The spotted shall be your wages,’ then all the flock bore spotted; and if he said, ‘The striped shall be your wages,’ then all the flock bore striped. Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock and given them to me. 10 In the breeding season of the flock I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream that the goats that mated with the flock were striped, spotted, and mottled. 11 Then the Angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am!’ 12 And he said, ‘Lift up your eyes and see, all the goats that mate with the flock are striped, spotted, and mottled, for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you. 13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to me. Now arise, go out from this land and return to the land of your kindred.’” ~ Genesis 31:4-13

Jacob was an honorable man. He lived his life according to the will of God, and for this, the LORD loved him. Because Jacob put his trust in the LORD, the LORD was always with him no matter where he went or what happened to him. Jacob could have been angry and disgruntled at Laban and allowed the Spirit of Rejection and the Spirit of Resentment to come upon him, but he didn’t. Jacob fully and wholly put his life in the hands of Almighty God. Jacob’s faith kept him from falling into the temptation of the enemy because Jacob understood no matter what Laban or any other man did to him, his life was in the hands of the LORD, and the blessing of the LORD was upon him. Jacob had faith in his blessing.

We’ve all been given blessings. They’re the promises of God written for us in Scripture, but often times we miss out on them for lack of faith. We put our faith in our own abilities or in situations or other people. The only person that can keep your blessing from you is you. Don’t believe the lie that if God has something for you, you’ll receive it no matter what. You have to do something. You have to have faith. You have to continue working regardless of what the enemy tries to take from you. Laban cheated Jacob and changed his wages ten times. If Jacob had given up or gotten upset instead of putting his faith in the LORD, Laban would’ve successfully cheated him, but Jacob stood on his faith in the LORD.

Is there something or someone that keeps cheating you or changing your wages? Does it feel like you’re losing your blessing or your promise, no matter how hard you try? Put your faith in the LORD. Don’t look with your natural eye. Don’t look at the situation you are in. Look at the promise you have been given from God. Keep your focus on His word, and the LORD will bring you through. Keep going. Don’t give up. The LORD will neither leave you nor forsake you.

LORD God, teach me to keep the faith. Help me to focus on your call, blessing, and promise for my life instead of the situation or stumbling block that is in front of me. Help me to not see the times I have been cheated or done wrong. Help me to see what’s on the other side of the obstacle. Please give me the faith to overcome everything the enemy throws at me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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