Founder, Ask for the Nations
32 His father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” He answered, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.” 33 Then Isaac trembled violently and said, “Who was it that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
I wonder if we truly grasp the power of a generational blessing. Jacob did, and he desired it—Isaac’s blessing.
Jacob made many mistakes. He usurped his brother’s birthright and deceived his father, stealing Esau’s final blessing. There isn’t much commendable in his actions. Jacob was conniving and deceitful, willing to hurt others for personal gain.
And yet! And yet, something else was stirring within him. He desired the blessing, esteemed the birthright, and longed to be chosen. That desire for God’s blessing holds significance.
God can address our character flaws. He sees everything, and He knows how to discipline and guide us. But that inner longing, that desire for blessing and relationship, must come from within.
God honored Jacob’s regard, and He will honor ours too. Our longing is what qualifies us; our disregard is what disqualifies. God leads us, and along the journey, pride diminishes. When our eyes are truly opened, we see Him in His glory and ourselves as we are. No pride can endure. God’s leadership and the journey refine us.
Yearn for God and His blessing! You won’t be overlooked. You will not be disregarded.