Dreaming of Rachel, Waking Up with Leah-4

Genesis 29:25 “And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it [was] Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?”
…From yesterday…
Genesis 29:18 “And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.”
He thought he was smart by dictating the terms of the deal at his own convenience. He knew it all and thought his usual “cunning nature” and wit would win here again.
He decided to play the game he played with his elder brother that sent him away from home to a foreign land as well. Unknown to him, he had met a superior master of the craft, a better game player in the person of Laban.
Laban played along while concealing vital information from him. Since Jacob came up with the plan and stated the dowry, both parties were happy to “play along”.
Genesis 29:19 “And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.”
Genesis 29:20 “And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.”
He laboured hard for seven years “…and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.” He didn’t see seven years as a big deal, his eyes were on the star prize, Rachel was his dream come true.
A wedding, the morning light, and Leah are not what Jacob chose, expected, or wanted. It certainly did not sound like the fulfillment of God’s promises. It sounded more like an ancient soap opera. This is what I call a rude awakening!
Friend, this scenario sometimes plays out in our dreams and the way we pursue them. We seem to have it all worked out. Perfect plan and good execution, but all of a sudden, when we are set to reap the harvest, everything suddenly goes wrong!
To be continued…
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