Day 27: Stop Looking Around

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Gen. 25:27 (AMP) When the boys grew up, Esau was a cunning and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a plain and quiet man, dwelling in tents.

The outcome of our lives is a function of how faithfully we employ our peculiarities for example, our individuality, our endowments, our opportunities, our status per time and even our circumstances, details of which are very important to God and relevant to our destiny.

Who could have thought that ‘plain’, shy, feeble, reserved Jacob would eventually come out greater in life than cunning, skilled, outgoing and charismatic Esau?

Hence, the outcome of our lives cannot be isolated from any of these – no matter how minute. In fact, even every joy or pain, every smile or tear, every disappointment, hardship, success or temporary setback we encounter along the way sure counts!

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
-Goethe

Or would there have been the legendary Joseph without the coat, the dungeon, slavery and the bars, or even Jesus without the pain of gruesome execution by crucifixion?

Who could have thought that ‘plain’, shy, feeble, reserved Jacob would eventually come out greater in life than cunning, skilled, outgoing and charismatic Esau?

Our inaccurate human evaluation system, which judges and derives its weak assumptions from the obvious and visible reality of the present, can be very misleading.

It was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the supposed greatest German writer who said, “If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.” How very true!

One lesson which stands out for us today is this: You are the right specification for your destiny and there is no basis for comparison really.

Prayer:

Lord, please help me to rather concentrate on working with You to become what You made me to be, and to STOP LOOKING AROUND. And grant by Your grace that I don’t get so distracted from my race as to miss the mark of my destiny! Amen.

Funmi Adebayo

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