The life of Jacob is a fascinating one. After all he suffered and went through; the time finally came for him to settle in life. Like Samson in Judges 14:1-2, Jacob had spotted a lovely lady by name Rachel in the very house in which he dwelt; the house of his uncle Laban. He decides to work for seven years for her father without pay to settle the bride price. In verse 20 we read, “So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her.” Amazing! Love made the years turn into days in the eyes of Jacob. That is amazing, but even more amazing is the fact that because of his love for Rachel, Jacob waited! True love waits but lust can’t. It simply can’t. Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13, “Love suffers long…it bears all things and hopes all things.”

February as a month of would soon be filled with the pre-valentine’s frenzy and as usual, the message of love is everywhere and around us already. However, in the midst of it all, we must ask ourselves, “Do we really understand love?” Love may be difficult to define but one of the marks that distinguishes it from all other things including lust and infatuation is its ability to WAIT! Those who really love us won’t rush us for such and other unhealthy favours; rather, they will hold on, bear with us and continue to wait for us and the right time.

Let’s learn to wait! Jacob waited and we can as well!


Dear Lord, teach me how to patiently wait for your promises and time. #PossessingtheNations