Read: Gen. 31:1-55

Jacob heard that Laban’s sons were saying, “Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father.” And Jacob noticed that Laban’s attitude toward him was not what it had been. 

Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”  Genesis 31:1-3

Jacob, as we are learning, is an interesting character, and one who seems to have controversy follow him. Sometimes this is of his own doing, and other times it just seems to come his way. Jacob’s in-laws have grown jealous of his success and have started trash talking him and treating him differently. Reading the writing on the wall Jacob wants to move on, but before he makes that call, he hears from God.  

So often in life, we find ourselves wanting to make a move based on circumstances or emotions or both. But it’s important to remember to check in with God on major moves. He will guide us if we seek Him out and His way is always the best way. Remember, you only see what’s in front of you, but God sees your life beginning to end and not only knows what’s best for you, but wants what’s best for you.  

So, here is today’s question to ponder. In whatever decision you find yourself facing, do you want what you want or do you want what God wants for you? Take some time and pray, read your Bible, get quiet and listen. God will lead you, and His way is always the best way.  

Father – I want your will and your way for my life. Speak to me now and give me the courage to follow your leading. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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