I am inspired by a man in the Bible whose mother underwent so much pain during his birth that she named him “Jabez”, which in Hebrew means ‘pain’ (1 Chronicles). He grew up being called “pain” by all those he interacted with.
Jabez, however, did not allow his name to interfere or blur who he really was; he did not allow his destiny to be determined by his name. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 tells us that Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. It tells us that at a certain point, Jabez called on his God and asked for five things; He asked God to bless him, to enlarge his borders, that God’s hand might be with him, that God would keep him from harm, and, last but not least, that it may not pain him!” And God granted him what he requested.Continue Reading "Choose Honor Despite the Pain"