Un/Yoked

Yesterday I was sitting with my supervisor talking about life and what not about 15 minutes into the conversation she says listen to this I am about to blow your mind. She proceeded to say when she heard it herself, it blow hers and it changed the way she saw things from that point on, she continued and began to replay the blessing of Jacob and Esau by their father Issac. After Jacob steals both Esau’s Birth right and blessing , Issac tells Esau

“Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,
    and away from the dew of heaven on high.
40 By your sword you shall live,
    and you shall serve your brother;
but when you grow restless
    you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

 

So, everyones heard this but let’s emphasize, (But when you grow restless you shall break his yoke from your neck.) My translation, you will live this life because you will hold so much animosity towards your brother but as soon as you decide to let that go you will be free from this, meaning if you choose to forgive your brother right now and let his betrayal go you won’t even have to live that life. Wow. I got chills when she told me this story. My mind was open to the thought that sometimes we live lives bound and broken because we won’t let that yoke drop, that thing from our past, what someone said or did to us, how our parents made us feel just things that we had no business holding on to, we choose to grip so tight we lose sight of the free abundant life we have through Christ and live cursed lives instead of blessed ones. Esau didn’t live his best life, because he was so angry at his brother. It’s time for you to identify your Jacob whatever it maybe and break his yoke from your neck so you can live the life that Jesus died for you to have!

 

 

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