Answering The Wrong Call

11 May

Answering The Wrong Call…

Hineni is the word that God’s people used to answer His call down through the ages. It means ‘Here I am!’ Jacob said it. The problem was, it wasn’t his call that he was answering.

His father was expecting his older brother Esau, and Jacob said, ‘Hineni!’ He was pretending to be Esau. Though his father unknowingly blessed him, Jacob would pay the price of his dishonesty for years.

His true blessing would only come after a wrestling match that ended with the Lord asking him, ‘What’s your name?’ This time he said the truth, ‘Jacob.’ By doing it, his name was changed to ‘Israel.’

A profound truth for your life is you can’t answer someone else’s calling. You’ll never find God’s perfect will for your life if you’re trying to be somebody else.

Hineni isn’t about trying to be anything other than who you are. Hineni simply means, ‘Here I am, as I am, with no pretense.’ You can’t answer the call of Esau. God has a better call with your name on it. Stop trying to answer a call or fulfill a role that isn’t you. You’ve got your own calling. Answer it.

He went to his father and said, “My father.”“Yes, my son,” he answered. “Who is it?” Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.” Genesis 27:18-19

Today, seek to please no one but God Himself. Seek to do all things for His eyes only. And simply be who you are in His presence.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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