A new kind of blessing | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages. – Genesis 30:32 NKJV.
In Genesis chapter 30 we see Jacob negotiating his wages with his boss who was also his uncle. It is important you understand that his wages had been changed a number of times. He had also been tricked into marrying an elder sister of the person he really desired. He later went on to marry the younger sister and was having children.
Despite raising a family, his boss and uncle would not let him go. He would also not let him get better wages. I can imagine that Jacob was already feeling so frustrated because he was helping a man to get blessed yet he was not getting blessed.
We even saw that Jacob could prove how his presence had been a blessing to Laban, his uncle but he, Jacob, could not prove that he had been blessed.
Something new happened and it was that new thing that gave Jacob a new kind of blessing. The Lord gave him a divine idea that seemed very strange so he went to renegotiate his wages with his boss. When his boss asked him what he wanted, he said he wanted the spotted and speckled among the goats! That seemed strange because the spotted and speckled goats were not many. It was not also easy to get them.
This difficult wages that Jacob had chosen was what God told him about and he followed the instruction of peeling an ordinary stick and putting it before the strong animals. As the animals saw the stick, they began to produce younger ones that were spotted and speckled. All of a sudden, the man, Laban, who thought he had gotten a very good contract which will favour him and keep Jacob bound realised that Jacob was getting blessed and he was loosing.
Today I pray for you, that all those contracts you signed which did not seem to favour you but your boss and business partner only, the same contract will turn around and favour you in Jesus mighty name. After Jacob agreed to what you can call a very foolish deal, see what the Bible said about him just a few verses down the line. ‘Thus the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.’ (Genesis 30: 43 NKJV)
That is the new kind of blessing. When someone like Lot, Abraham’s nephew, chooses a side of the agreement because it looks better on the surface and leaves the remnant for you, but God turns around to make the remnant the real blessing. You may have signed a deal or signed up for a job and you are wondering how you will ever make it with this kind of deal that seems to enslave you. I am saying God will use the same deal to bless you.
When you experience the new kind of blessing, it is the least expected things that become your source or tools for blessing. Your blessings begin to defy logic. When you explain how you got blessed some people will say it is a lie but they will not be able to deny the results. That was what happed to Jacob. See his testimony again in Genesis chapter 32 verse 10. I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff (ordinary stick), and now I have become two companies – Genesis 32:10 NKJV
By the power of the Almighty God, you will start experiencing a new kind of blessing that will varnish lack and shame in your life in Jesus name.
Fola Daniel Adelesi
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