Wrestling With What?

Wrestling With What?

“What do I want most?” This past week I had a chance to speak with a group of parents. We walked through a number of topics, but one that I have been really working into my own life is the idea of wrestling with God. We have all heard the story of Jacob, who wrestled with God throughout the night seeking a blessing. I am inspired by his relentless pursuit of a blessing. God touched his hip and caused it to be put out of joint. At this point I imagine a man hurt and unable to push against his opponent. So when he is unable to push what does he do? Then God asked Jacob to let him go as the morning had come. He was simply holding on to God and seeking a blessing. There are many times in my life when I simply push through circumstances. There are other times when we are unable to push through and we do run to God in prayer. However, I have been asking myself a different question. Previously, I would ask myself what do I need God’s help with and so I would pray for those things. As I get older I am realizing that the “Need God’s help” list is growing as I am becoming more aware that I am very limited in what I can do. I want to see God in my work, in my home, and in my friendships. I want to see him do great things and deep things. My desires are growing and I am quite unable to achieve them. This begs the...