"Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went and toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head and he lay down in that place to sleep"~ Genesis 28:10-11
The true blessing of God for you always lies in something or a place you are yet to discover. The bible says God leads us in the paths of righteousness for his name sake. He is the only one who can lead us to places where we will find our true birthrights. There is a divine mandate on your life and you need God to lead you to that place. The devil thought he was pushing you away from your destiny yet God used the occasion to allow you to stumble in the place you have desired for a long time. "This certain place" could be a revelation, business and educational opportunity etc you have been waiting for. Jacob after he run from his brother’s wrath came to a place and slept. There he had a revelation that was to change his life and set him on his true path to success. The bible states that Jacob had his revelation between Beersheba the place he was running from to Haran the place he had not yet reach. If he had known that in between the two places he was to come face to face with his destiny, he would have left his father’s earlier on.
Most of the time, the spirit of God prompts us to do certain things yet we fail to recognize his voice and even when we do we carry along with “the just in cases”. When God called the young Samuel and he could not recognise God’s voice, Eli the high priest taught him how to. In our time, the only source from where we can learn to hear the voice of God will be in his word. When God told Abraham to leave his fathers, all God wanted him to do was to go through Shechem for a “word” as this was to change him forever. In fact there is coming a day and a time when you will stumble into your “certain place”.
If Jacob truly had the blessings of his brother Esau, why will God reveal to him such a powerful dream? Interestingly, the Abrahamic blessings began with Jacob. Sometimes people become so familiar with what is not theirs and never attend to their own. Mind your business!! Even when that which is not ours is demanded, we fight with every strength available to maintain it. If you insist on holding on to that which is not yours, you give God the permission to keep that which is truly yours from you.
The bible is quite definite about the place Jacob stumbled and slept. It uses the word “that” very often to describe the specificity of the place as being of significance. There is a place called “that” waiting for your discovery and it is where your dreams will begin.