Life Changes You | A Letter for You


A Letter for You from Rebekah

So, you want to get married.

How many times have you prayed for the person you’ll marry? How many hours have you spent daydreaming your future life, waiting for your special someone?

Let me tell you something. As a woman, the greatest investment you can make in your life is that of a godly character. It is what opened the door to my destiny.

I thought I was just having a normal day at the well. I saw a stranger who looked thirsty and I offered him a drink. When I saw his camels looked tired, I offered to get water for them as well.

When I found out that the stranger was considering me as a bride for his master’s son, I got excited. I was given gifts and the servant asked my family who asked me – Do I want to go with this man?

It was a major decision in my life. Making a choice is always going to be challenging, but I didn’t hesitate. I felt like I was following the lead of God and I replied, “I will go.”

I knew that my choice was a good one when I saw Isaac. My heart went out to him immediately, and for us it was love at first sight. A match made in heaven. Isaac was the man of my dreams. I was happy. It was all good.

But then, life changes you.

Isaac was sure that God’s covenant with his father would not be broken, so we waited for an heir. I wasn’t able to bear children for 20 years, and when I did, I had a difficult pregnancy.

The waiting period changed me. I turned bitter and manipulative after the struggles of life. Do you understand how hard it is to keep your heart tender and soft as you deal with every challenge that you’re faced with?

Isaac loved Esau, but a bigger part of my heart went to Jacob. When I knew that my husband was about to give the blessing to Esau, I devised a plan to deceive him.

I was too ambitious for Jacob and I made a decision. It was a treacherous plan. I deprived Esau of his blessing. I betrayed my husband, and I never saw Jacob again.

My life can be defined as a series of good choices and bad ones. The secret is to always stay close to God. The closer you are to Him, the better your choices will be. But then, the best thing in life is that God is faithful. Even when we are not.

 

May God’s will be done in your life,
Rebekah

Read more about Rebekah – Genesis 22:23; Genesis 24; Genesis 25:20-28; Genesis 26:6-35; Genesis 27; Genesis 28:5; Genesis 29:12; Genesis 35:8; Genesis 49:31; Romans 9:6-16



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