“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”- Genesis 32:28 (NIV)
Have you ever daydreamed about a name change? If my name was this and not that I would be afforded this position and live there and not here and, and, and the knots got tighter and tighter around the brain 💆🏽🤦♀️💆🏽♂️until it felt like it was a twisted pretzel?
I love reading the story of Jacob especially this often quoted verse and claiming it as my own. But, I don’t like much about the lead in or lead out of his struggles to acclaim a nation’s name.
Jacob-Israel even had an angel speak to him announcing his name change. In remembering the story not much changed about his circumstances of those around him. But, it seems clear something inside Jacob changed to Israel?
Having gone through my own struggles wanting evil around me to change and not getting the results I wanted I am reminded my name seems to be a mood ring. 💍 My daydreaming HATS are often in motion 👒🎩🎓⛑👑👩🏻✈️👰🏼
But, when I hear the voice of the spirit with an open mind and ❤️ I know I have a name change! The real question is how will I live up to my name in 2017?
I would like to invite you to a wrestling match? Calling all with names; Prince Doubter, Ms Fear, King Unbeliever, Mademn Rejection, Father Confusion, among others….Win a wrestling match 🀄️and claim your trophy NAME…belief, certainty, confidence, faith, reliance, trust❗️
Don’t be afraid of imagination just fear not imagining. ❤️ Sara