Read: GENESIS 27:1-40
“You will live by the sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck” (Genesis 27:40).
acob had stolen his older brother, Esau’s blessings again by pretending to be him. So, when their father Isaac blessed Esau, he told him that he would serve his younger brother, until he became restless. Only then would he throw away the yoke from his neck.
There are certain things that you tolerate in your life even though they are not serving you. They could be conditions, circumstances, bad relationships, people who are abusive and who put you down. Toxic workplaces, abusive marriage, sinful habit, health issue, weight problems, financial difficulty, or some degrading conditions. These things are undermining you severely, but you allow them, you permit them even though you do not like them. These are yokes on your neck. A yoke is a wooden piece fastened over the neck of two animals and attached to a cart for them to pull. Scripturally, yoke depicts servitude, bondage, and burden. There’s nothing good about a yoke. It will slow you down, cause you to bend over or even disfigure you.
Change does not occur by happenstance. That situation is persisting because you are not yet fed up with it. When you get fed up, you will find a way to break free. Fed up with being a supplanter, Jacob wrestled with the angel, until daybreak. He refused to let go until God gave him a new name and changed the trajectory of his life. Fed up with being childless, Hannah prayed until she
mistaken for a drunk. Fed up with the life-draining disease, the woman with the issue of blood, pressed through the crowd to touch the helm of Jesus’ garment. Standing in front of a mirror several years ago, weighing over 100kg, I became fed up and got into a weight loss program. After years of struggling with fear and low self-esteem, I got fed up and broke free by the power of God’s word.
You are a partaker of God’s divine nature, and you deserve to live a fulfilling and abundant life. Refuse to settle for anything less. Receive this life changing word today and get restless. You are not as helpless as you think. You can break free
from poverty, abuse, sin, shame, disease, lack oppression, or whatever yoke has been placed on your neck. Call that situation by name and say “I am fed up with you, I can’t take it anymore. I break free from you in Jesus name. Now, call the opposite of that condition and say I am now entering into health, riches, prosperity, peace, favour, love, in Jesus name, Amen.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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