JACOB WAS A BORN FIGHTER.
He was stubborn enough to cling to heels (Gen 25:22-23),
Skillful enough to steal blessings, with mere stew (Gen 25: 31),
Sly enough to lie and win Daddy's blessings (Gen 27),
Slick enough to outwit Laban, the deceptor of all time,
And strong enough to outrun time to chase after lost loves and missed chances (Gen 29).
Then he went to Wrestling School (Gen 32:24)
And, for the first time, the survivor was outplayed.
But he was the born fighter, he refused to lose.
And so he outlasted his opponent.
By being stubborn enough to finish the race, what with a dislocated socket,
Skillful enough to not let go of his only Chance of beating the game of life,
Sly enough to face up to his frailties,
Slick enough to dodge his own deceptions,
And strong enough to cling on to the heels of God’s time and chance.
What's your battle today?
Don't let go. Cling. Cling stubbornly.
Don't give up. Fight.
Let the injuries come. But fight and win.
Don't run away. Run.
Face in the wind,
love the ocean - God made it for Himself
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- In the Old Testament in the Bible, there was a man named Jacob who "wrestled with God and man." He wouldn't let God go until God answered his prayers. God admired that and renamed him Israel, "the one who fought or wrestled and prevailed". He fought with man--his inner man--and conquered his own weaknesses. He's my hero. He is what I hope God and man see me to be.