Divine idea transforming destiny

I am reminded of a story in Genesis regarding the labour of love by Jacob for Rachel. The story is found in Gen :30:25-43. Jacob had worked for Laban for 14years and it was time for  Jacob to depart with his wives and children. Laban refused. Jacob entered in an agreement with Laban.

Laban removed all the speckled and spotted sheep,lamb and goats, put a distance between him and Jacob. Jacob was left with only the animals with slid colour.  He took rods of green poplar and almond and chestnut trees, peeled white strips in them and exposed the white which was in the rods. He set the rods before the flocks in the watering troughs where the flocks came to to drink. The flocks conceive before the rods and the flocks conceived streaked, speckled and spotted offsprings.

God changed Jacob’s imagination using the speckled and spotted rods as material to help him visualise and dream. He used this idea on the animals and it produced results. The rod became an instrument of victory. He became prosperous as a result.

The rod in the time of Moses crossing the red sea was a type  of  Christ. The rod once again is a type of Christ. The Word says He has knowledge of witty inventions. The ideas you have though they may sound foolish may be the breakthrough you need to move to the next level of greatness.

What are you placing before your eyes today? What are you seeing? Are you seeing the problems are the solutions? What divine idea are you allowing God to give you in order to change your circumstances? What is your speckled and spotted rod ? If Jacob had refused to follow his dream, what would have been the consequence?Follow your dream so you don’t live a life of regrets.

10 thoughts on “Divine idea transforming destiny

  1. Very inspirational message Steen! Thank you for continuing to offer devotional inspiration that may positively impact lives. The scripture you reference is spot on to my desires to be more prosperous in this life but also to my spiritually as well. Keep inspiring with your messages, and I will continue to come back for more when I need it!

    1. Hi Jeff

      I’m glad you were blessed by my inspiration which is really from the father of inspirations.

      I look forward to future visits.


  2. Very good biblical analogy for following dreams. I consider myself somewhat well versed in stories of the Bible but had not yet heard this story. It is such a great analogy that we can all use in life. God certainly has knowledge of witty inventions and all creativity comes through him! Great website I look forward to seeing what you publish in the future. Cheers!

    1. Hi Christian

      Thanks for visiting my site. From Him indeed comes all creativity, that is why we need to speak and lsiten to Him on a regular basis.


  3. Wow how relevant. I was just learning about this story recently. You brought much more insight into it though that I had. Reading and interpreting the Bible can still be a challenge for me. With today’s busy world, it is a challenge to ensure you are slowing down to listen to God’s word in your life. I do my best to do it a few times a day.

    1. Hi Shannon

      l’m so glad my writing blessed you. Interpreting the bible is a gift l prayed for and it belongs to us all. Just ask.


  4. “follow your dream so you dont live a life of regret”, those words were VERY powerful to me. I am an aspiring entrepreneur and I found this post to be a great source of heaps of motivation. People must be focused on solutions rather than problems, and we must begin pitching in ideas that could change the world for the better. Just Like Jacob followed his dream, I will follow mine.

    1. Hi Jose

      Thank you for leaving such an inspirational reply.

      I pray that you will indeed leave your mark in the world.


  5. An inspiring way to inspire others. You’re right, if we don’t see with clear eyes we miss a lot of opportunities. The amount of devotion it takes to inspire others through devotion, is a dedication itself. You seem to possess an abundant amount of this.

    Thank you for the great article, and your inspiring way of writing.

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