I met Jacob while he was working in my father’s field for my sister, Rachel. He said he loves her. Until the seventh year came and my father arranged me to marry him instead. I was supposed to be out of the plan.
Imagine this, my groom was so unhappy to see me under the veil.
Okay, he was not just unhappy, he was furious. So mad that he confronted my father about it.
I felt so unwanted.
I realized how hard it is to be married to a person who cannot love you back. How can I bear the weight of seeing my husband work extra seven years for another woman?
He was fighting for the woman he loves – my sister.
Maybe I should have asked him, can you spare me at least a little of your love? I was broken inside, and I was not happy in the relationship. I felt so insecure, flooded with negative thoughts such as – I was never enough.
But then, that should not be your case.
A husband must love his wife as he loves himself.
I beg you now, please. Let God write your love story. Let Him prepare your hearts for each other. Do not let yourself become confused with mere flutter of hearts.
Do not let butterflies and ideas of perfect partners lure you from what a godly relationship is. Do not be deceived with empty words and blind infatuation.
Know that when God brings you closer to the one, you won’t need to compete for love. Do not follow my steps for I am way behind what is right. Let me tell you this. I had my sons but I never had Jacob’s love.
Take it from my life mishaps. Be a woman of godly-convictions and stand for what is right when it comes to relationship.
The world may tell you otherwise but walk to where God is leading you. The most important of all, praise Him in the time of waiting.
Content in God’s love,
Read more about Leah – Genesis 29; 30; Genesis 31:4,14,33; Genesis 33:1,2,7; Genesis 34:1, Genesis 35:23, 26, ; Genesis 46:15,18; Genesis 49:31