*Drop your thigh bone*
Why did God have to break Jacob’s thigh bone? (Gen. 32:25,31).
Why not his hand, nor his chick nor any other part of him?.
The thigh bone is the heaviest and strongest bone in the human body…
I therefore believe that one of the reasons was that, he had being on the run all his life (first from his brother Esau, and then from Laban) and his thigh bone had been the source of his strength, it was what kept him on the run.
*What is keeping you on the run?
Bring it!!! For God needs to break it.
God can’t use a man who has too much strength of His own He will first need to break that man.
God has being dealing with you in some areas, do you know why? that’s the area you seem to be strongest outside Him, and that’s what have being separating you from fulfilling His divine purpose for your life.
A friend of mine recently lost millions of naira (everything he earned) in his business because it made Him so depend on his wisdom and strength and he forgot God. Now he seeks to know God more.
I lost a close relative of mine because I so dependent on him for my livelihood, I thought without him, i would be gone.
What are you going through today? What misfortune has befallen you?, check it well, before now, it made you self/man dependent and made you far from God. It made God unable to reach you, so what He is doing is to make you lame so you can learn and become more useful for him.
As soon as Jacob lost his ability to run away, his name was changed to Israel, he was promoted and lunched into a greater ministry.
This is the same thing God wants to do with you and me.
Whatever challenge you’re facing today, it happened for a purpose… Look back, see where you got it all wrong, and learn the lessons therein. It will save us from praying amiss.
And for you that have not submitted your thigh bone (strength) to be broken, you have not submitted that which makes you proud and full of yourself, that which makes you do things without seeking God’s consent first, be it intellectual or spiritual gift, God is asking you to drop your thigh bone and let Him break it.
He wants to break those areas you think you have strength and make you weak and dependent on Him, so that His own strength will be made perfect in your weakness and so that you would not be exalted above measures 2cor. 12:7-9.
So friend, what’s that thigh bone? Is it your academic achievement, your intelligence, your fame, beauty, your background, your status, your talents, or even spiritual gift, drop them under the sledge hammer of the Lord… For your lifting is dependent on this.
Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will lift you up.James 4:10
Paul said: … Those things that were gain to me I counted them loss for Christ… I count them as dung (animal excrement) that I may win Christ. Phi. 3:7,8
It’s time to drop your thigh bone.
For God wants to bring out the beauty in your life, He wants to lift you up.
Go to Him in prayer and submit everything to Him… He is waiting for you.
God bless you.