Dear Rachel & Leah
Stop competing with each other
[[Based on True Story: Genesis 29 ]]
When your father give you both to the same man, Jacob… you have nothing left but to compete with each other to get the best of that man. This sister feud is quite common. We see it all the time. Sisters fight over the same man, they compete for their father’s love, they compete for the best grades, they compare their lives, they crave the other one’s grass.
It is such an unfortunate situation for you Leah because you were given to Jacob because your father pitied you. You weren’t the pretty one or the sophisticated one. Your beauty was a little distasteful. Your father worried that you would never find a suitable mate. Sadly, Jacob doesn’t love you and never will. No matter how many children you can give him his love is reserved for your sister. So you crave his love for Rachel.
As for you Rachel, you actually got the best of Jacob, you got his loyalty and his love. Yet you craved for what Leah was able to do, give Jacob children. Fuel to this feud. Not one you were content with what you have.
Modern Day Rachel and Leah, each of you have something that the other one doesn’t have. And you find some many things to compare – who were married before having the first child, who has the most well behaved child, Each, who have the best husband, who makes the most money, who drives the fanciest car and the list can go on forever. But Each of you are unique in your own way. So, stop competing with each other. Stop competing your beauty to the other one. Stop comparing each others lives. Don’t water the seed of jealousy and envy in your life. It will only produce death. Be content with what you have.
Strongly together & Inspired by,
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Reminds me of your post about Peninnah….the need for women to stop competing with each other and show compassion.
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