I am watching this weeks episode of Joel Osteen and as usual this man speaks to me on many levels. I still want to go to his church and still have not had the chance. This would be a good date for someone to take me here hint.

However, the sermon was on Rachel from the bible. I was named after my grandmother who was named after my great grandmother in which our names came from the bible.

Rachel had a lovely face and lovely figure and Jacob fell head over heels in love with her. This describes me pretty much and I have that affect on people lol. She was beautiful and friendly to everyone. Describes me some more. She had a secret frustration of wanting a baby. That does not describe me nor my grandmothers we have no problem in that area…thank God.

However, Leah was the older sister and in that time the older sister had to get married and have kids prior to the younger siblings. Jacob ended up with Leah. Leah gave Jacob four sons. Although Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah he was with Leah.

The moral I found interesting from this sermon is that everyone has a frustration. You do not know the test God has given an individual. A test to make that individual a stronger person with a testimony. People always think because it looks as if you have everything together going on in your life it does not mean you do not have something or someone you secretly desire to have in your life.

You have to become at peace with who you are and be thankful for what you have in life. At that point you have to pray. In his timing God will remove your frustrations and give you the desires of your heart if it is his plan for you.

Back to the sermon, years later, Rachel had a son named Joseph. You have to have faith and give God your best and trust even when it looks like nothing makes sense to you. Pray for patience and trust his timing. God’s mercy endures forever. Also, you have to believe for God to turn your situation around. Do not let secret frustrations stop you or limit your growth. If you have faith, God will get you to who and where you need to be.

@IamRachelNStewart

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