AUGUST 31, 2013 – WRESTLING MATCH – Have you wrestled anyone lately? Have you wrestled God lately? Believe it or not, but The Word of God takes us to the front row seat of a wrestling match: In Corner #1 we have God and in Corner #2 we have Jacob. The bell dings and God and Jacob go head to head, for quite awhile. Genesis 32:24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. (NKJ) This was a very crucial time in Jacob’s life. Check out the story in Genesis 32:24-32. Jacob needed a blessing from God. Jacob realized his weaknesses, he knew what he was about to face up the road a piece (Esau), and he realized how much he needed God’s strength and blessings upon his life. Jacob was alone with God and Jacob refused to give up. I cannot stress this enough in life – Do not give up! Do you want to know how to never give up? Get alone with God and tell Him exactly what you think. He already knows it anyway, and guess what? He will tell you exactly what He thinks!  Fight for the blessing!!! Genesis 32:26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” (NKJ)