“And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day has broken.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me.’ And he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, “Jacob.” Then he said, ‘Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.’” – Genesis 32:24-28 ESV
I was the youngest in the room. This meant I had the least real-world experience. My eyes darted hither and yon wondering what the others thought about me.
Most of us have heard this phrase “fame and fortune” all of our lives. It is characterized as the maximum accomplishment goal to be sought in this earthly existence. Many are those who are disappointed by the road to desired fame and those who seek and/or obtain fortune but then find that there is no great fulfillment in these.
Sweet, juicy fruit is refreshing, tasty and satisfying. However, I’m so disappointed when I open up an orange and it is dry and tasteless. Or, when I expectantly cut into a cantaloupe and find out it is hard and almost bitter. So disappointing. I was anticipating a sweet, juicy cantaloupe – instead, I wasted my money.