Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
(Genesis 32:26 NIV)
Jacob spent most of his life competing with his twin brother, Esau. First, he wanted Esau’s birthright, then he wanted his blessing. And although Jacob got what he wanted through deception and lies, an encounter with God one night made him realize that the true blessing, the only blessing that mattered, came from the source of all blessings – God Himself. So Jacob spent that whole night begging and wrestling for that blessing and God let him have it.
We can spend our entire lives trying to be like someone else and wanting what they have, but what God has in store for us far outweighs everything else we thought we wanted. And the moment we come to terms with the blessing God has for us, we won’t stop until we get it. Stop chasing the blessing God has for someone else and start fighting for your blessing.