The Invisible Woman 2
'Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was beautiful...' Genesis 29:17 NIV
When Jacob first saw Rachel she took his breath away. When a guy's willing to work seven years for a woman, he's definitely in love! But the Bible says Rachel's sister Leah, whose name means 'gazelle,' was lanky and 'tender eyed.' One translation says, 'Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was beautiful...' (Genesis 29:17 NIV). Others may judge you based on your looks, but God never does. He knew Rachel's treasure was on her, while Leah's was in her.
Get this: before the world began, God chose you for a specific purpose. Although her husband Jacob didn't notice her, Leah already had a great role in God's plan. The Bible says, 'When the Lord saw Leah was unloved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren' (Genesis 29:31 NKJ). God blessed Leah so much that her sons founded six of Israel's twelve tribes!
Before Leah was Laban's daughter, or Rachel's sister, or Jacob's wife, she was God's idea; and he never has a bad one! Before time began her identity was determined by him. And so was yours. He 'know[s] you by name and you have found favour' with him (See Exodus 33:12 NIV).
So what now? God has put something inside you that he wants to draw out of you. The Bible says everything God makes is '...very good...' (Genesis 1:31 NKJ), and it's time you started seeing yourself that way too! God wants to change your self-image so others can appreciate your unique gifts and qualities. Are you ready to let him do that?
Soulfood: Jer 51-52, Luke 22:63-71, Ps 56, Prov 10:14-16