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The Mentality Of Rachel




Focus: Genesis 30:1 - KJV

1. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

 

Genesis 30:1-5

 

It is a common phenomenon that some people bear their brunt, for not being in favor with God, on some mere mortals who do not possess any power beyond the ordinary. More often than not, no matter how so much we seek the face of God against what is His will, He tends not to yield. Rachael was the woman whom Jacob wanted out of his lust, as against seeking the will of God. But God has a way of achieving His will whether or not we like it. By accident of fate, Leah, who was God’s choice for Jacob as she carried in her loins Judah, through whom the Christ would come to earth, was delivered to Jacob to wife. But why did God not prefer Rachel? She was an idolater; meanwhile, Leah had a heart for God as displayed in her words to Jacob when they were to leave her father.

 

A person who was never so keen on God, like Rachel, would normally bear his/her brunt on those who are considered to be connected to God, when they suffer loss for their lack of connection. Rachel blamed Jacob for her barrenness. But Jacob was not barren as shown in Leah’s productivity. Many also would wonder why they operate under a ministry where there is a barrage of testimonies of miracles and they are not listed in it. They blame the head of the ministry for not praying well for them, not knowing that the actual blame is theirs for, like God said to Cain, if they did well, they would have been accepted. Rachel had a way of assisting God in her barrenness: she gave her maid to her husband so that the child that comes out of the unfortunate relationship would be called hers. That mentality is of itself a vote of no confidence in God, for without faith, it is impossible to please the Lord.

 

The Lord is saying today that we should eschew the mentality of Rachael. First, we are to run away from everything that appears like idolatry. Whatever we put ahead of God has become an idol. No wonder God directs us to seek first the Kingdom and His righteousness. Therein lie the answer to our barrenness. Next, we cannot continue to call God a liar and expect Him to come through for us. Since we carry His promise, we ought also to have faith in Him to the end, and stop looking in the wrong directions for assistance. Above all, every machination we make is only capable of worsening the situation than easing it up. The children of the maid were part of those who plotted to kill Rachel’s dear son Joseph, later in years.

 

SOLUTION: Have unflinching faith in God. Love Him by obeying His commands. And, of course, seek first the Kingdom and God’s righteousness that all that you may desire be added unto you.

 

Please pray:

·      Give God thanks for countenancing you in His affairs over the earth to make you sane and well at this time

·      Ask God to forgive you if at any time you had preferred any other thing or being to Him thereby becoming idolatry

·      Ask God to please keep your focus on His Kingdom and righteousness for that is the essence of your being

·      Tell God to please take away your barrenness as you depend on Him alone, so that you will never become a mockery to the world

·      Pray God for your daily bread today

 

 

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