YOUR SEASON OF REHOBOTH BY SAM KORANKYE ANKRAH
YOUR SEASON OF REHOBOTH
Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him. Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.
Genesis 26:19-21 NIV
Isaac found himself in a foreign land and in the midst of contention and struggle. Wells he had worked hard to dig were being hijacked so he named them Esek and Sitnah. Esek means strife or dispute and Sitnah means enmity or hostility.
At some point in everyone’s life, you will go through a season of Esek and Sitnah. A season when things don’t work out the way you want. A season when your output does not match the work you put in. A season when everything and everyone seems to be against you.
In such times, do not overly fret because after Esek and Sitnah comes Rehoboth!
He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”
Genesis 26:22 NIV
Rehoboth means freedom or open spaces. Rehoboth is a season of opportunity, new hope and restoration. In your season of Rehoboth, tears are wiped away, struggle and contention comes to an end while fruitfulness and prosperity becomes your portion.
Lord cause Esek and Sitnah in my life to end and usher me into my season of Rehoboth. Make room for me, that I also may flourish, in Jesus name. Amen.