Give God a Chance

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Genesis 32:24-32

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
25 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.
26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.
32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.

Jacob means trickster or supplanter, and right from birth, Jacob had been living up to his name. In today's passage, God gives him a chance to change his name. In the westling bout God allows Jacob to overcome but God dislocates his hip so that Jacob will know it was not a dream. When God asked him his name, Jacob admitted that he was a trickster. God changed that to Israel, meaning he who persists with God (as in prevailing prayer).

God can change any man's situation if the person submits to Him. Is there something in your life you would want to change? Your desired change will happen if only you will allow God a chance.

Give God a chance and everything in your life will be possible.

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