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Genesis 29:1-30
"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." (Genesis 28:15)
"He is my God, He is here with me, and on this promise I will build my life."
We live today in a pass/fail culture.
In real life transformation is a process.
He was a man of initiative, he could see what needed to be done and he would take it on himself to do it.
1. The past doesn’t let go without a fight.
  • "This will not be my future. I'm putting my life in God's hands, and I mean business."
  • You reap what sow.
  • Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (Galatians 6:7)
  • There is residue from past behavior that you have to deal with.
  • It's a fight that you can ultimately win.
  • Mired in the messy middle.
  • It becomes the gateway to a life of victory.
2. The greatest obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is the obstacle of you.
  • "Anyone who serves God will discover sooner or later that the greatest hindrance to his work is not others, but himself."
  • "This isn't my problem. Get over it."
  • Jacob's greatest obstacle was Jacob himself.
  • We have a tendency to sabotage the success that God is ready to bring our way.
  • We need to give serious consideration to what it is about our own behavior that needs to change.
  • Give me first place in your life and seek my guidance and follow my guidelines and let me open up the windows of blessing.
  • But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
3. In spite of your limitations, God is ready to bless the best of your efforts.
  • The road to discipleship is a process of transformation, one that takes many years.
  • It was because of these qualities that God was able to bring blessings into Jacob's life.
  • God was able to bless the best of what Jacob offered to God.
  • God is still willing to bless the best of what we offer Him.
  • The more you give God to work with, the more He can bring into your life.
  • "I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." (Genesis 28:15)