Talking about REJECTION before birth!
Jabez’ mother named him Jabez to remember her pain while giving birth. [1 Chronicles 4:9]
What kind of a name is that?! Can’t imagine being called “Pain Smith”!
However, Jabez cried out to God to reverse the curse of his name, and “God granted his request!” [1 Chronicles 4:10]
While we might not be called “pain”… we may feel being labelled “invisible”, “insecure”, “good for nothing”, “damaged”, “flawed”, “rejected”, “an accident”, …etc …etc…
Do you feel like you have a curse upon you, whether they are from words people said, names being called, or what we are being told by how other people treated us in our upbringing or in our life?
We can, in the same token, reverse these curses upon us,
All we have to do is to cry out to God from the bottom of our heart like Jabez, and God will hear our prayers and grant our requests.
Here is how Jabez prayed [1 Chronicle 4:10]:
#1. BLESS me
#2. ENLARGE my territory
#3. LET YOUR HAND be with me
#4. KEEP ME from harm
SO I will be free from [the curse upon me]!
Another Spiritual Lesson from Jabez’ Mother: