Believe God for the best
Refuse the second best
So long as you have life
Go for abundant life.
Greater One is in you
He’s there to bring you through.
Put your hands in His hands
And you’ll enter your land.
Don’t say, ’It is too late
That world to create
If you have faith in God
You will see the reward.
Go, go my friend, for gold
Refuse what you’ve been sold.
It’s like horse meat for beef
Say, ‘No! This is not beef!
This is not my portion
I rise into action
I go in Jesus Name
Even if I am lame
I refuse to be tame.
God will give me the best
That is my one request.
I know, He is faithful
And He is merciful
And above all truthful.
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
15 Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what should your wages be?“
16 Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah’s eyes were delicate, but Rachel was beautiful of form and appearance.
18 Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.”
19 And Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me.”
20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her.
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.”
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast.
23 Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her.
24 And Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.
25 So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served you? Why then have you deceived me?”
26 And Laban said, “It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfill her week, and we will give you this one also for the service which you will serve with me still another seven years.”
28 Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week. So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also.
29 And Laban gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as a maid.
30 Then Jacob also went in to Rachel, and he also loved Rachel more than Leah. And he served with Laban still another seven years. Gen29:15-30
God always has the best for us, but we have an enemy who wants to short-change us and steal that best, kill that best or destroy that best. He come in various guises. At times it can be a direct affront like he tried to do to Jesus when he tempted him in the wilderness. At other times it could be through people close to us, whom we trust; may be family members or very good friends as he did using Peter to dissuade Jesus from going to t he cross. At other times he uses our weaknesses to steal God’s best for us.
However, it is not always the fault of the enemy when we lose God’s best. The enemy can be in us. We can often be our worst enemies. And when this happens, we run the risk of losing the best of God.
Jacob had his eyes on Rachel and served Laban for seven years for her hand, but on the wedding night something unbelievable happened. Laban had all along being forging a plan to rob Jacob of the best he had hoped for. He had seen how God was blessing him because of Jacob and wanted to retain his service for much longer; and so he used the cover of darkness to rob Jacob of his bride.
Leah, under the cover of darkness was led to Jacob and whilst Jacob thought he was having a time of his life on his honeymoon night with Rachel, he never knew that it was Leah. She pretended all along in the darkness and gave nothing away until daybreak.
When the sun rose and entered the room, Jacob almost had a heart attack. He could not believe his eyes: Leah, with her unusual eyes was under his embrace instead of Rachel. What is happening! Was it a dream? But it was real. He was not seeing a vision. She smiled at him but it was not a funny joke to Jacob.
Jacob approached Laban to find out what was going on and Laban told him casually that it was customary to give the elder daughter away before the younger one, and he had inkling until then. It left a bitter taste in Jacob’s mouth. He may have thought he had met his match in wheeling and dealing. But this was on another level however.
Jacob had to make a decision, to storm away in anger and leave Laban or stay and get the best he had bargained for. He was wise and went for God’s best. He was prepared to make the necessary sacrifices for the best of God.
So my friend, is anyone trying to steal God’s best from you? Refuse to allow the enemy from short-changing you. Go for God’s best.
However, knowing God’s best is not always easy. What is God’s best for David may not be God’s best for Darren and what is God’s best for Mary may not be God’s best for Martha. We need to be intimate with God to know His best for our lives. Whereas it is clear that God’s best will not violate His word, there are certain occasions where it is intimacy that will make it crystal clear.
So find out His best and go for it.