Dreaming of Rachel, Waking Up with Leah-6
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?”
Disappointment can make people dejected, distressed, downcast, sad, perplexed, disillusioned, frustrated and full of regrets.
Why do you think some people suffer from depression and even commit suicide? They do so simply because they were given Leah after working so hard for Rachel! This is why we need to understand how to deal with such situations.
From the story of Jacob, let us consider some of the reasons why we often get “Leah” instead of “Rachel”.
The first reason I see from this story is what I call lack of adequate information.
Genesis 29:18 “And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.”
Jacob saw Rachel, loved her and rushed to get her. He neither consulted God nor did he try to find out from people of that land how marriage was conducted there.
Friend, we often fall victim of same. God gave you a vision but He expects you to consult Him all the way. He also expects us to talk to worthy mentors and gather enough information. God didn’t give you a brain for decoration, He expects you to use it well!
Beloved, don’t rush into pursuing your dream; ask questions, be “…followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:12) Choose a mentor; follow his advice; consult God who gave you the dream in the first place. Pray all the way to the realization of the dream.
Laban capitalised on his lack of adequate information and impatience. Jacob didn’t know they didn’t marry the younger before the elder in their culture.
To be continued…
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