There is something -a great feeling- when you finally get what you’ve worked so hard for: a degree, a position in your career, a car, a house, a vacation, a love.
Ever heard of the story of Jacob and Rachel in the bible? Jacob saw Rachel out and about one day, had a quick conversation with her, and basically fell in love (when a man knows…he KNOWS) went and struck a deal with Rachel’s dad. the dad said work for me for 7 years and then you can get to marry Rachel…. and Jacob worked. Seven years passed and on the wedding night the dad basically said “yeah, no. you gotta marry the older one first…work 7 more years THEN you can have Rachel.” So Jacob worked. and FINALLY got Rachel. He worked FOURTEEN YEARS to get Rachel. Of course back then they were living till they were 800/900 years old, so 14 years wasn’t nuthin. But still, he didn’t put in two weeks of work, he worked for YEARS to get RACHEL. showed her and her daddy he was serious. His love was real. The story following is filled with drama and hurt…but Jacob LOVED Rachel. Why? Because that’s who he wanted. SHE was his aim and goal.
Now what if the story was turned. Rachel saw Jacob, ran home told her dad “I saw him! The man I want to marry!!! Please daddy! Please please please make this happen!!!” Jacob wouldn’t have to work no where as hard for Rachel and probably wouldn’t have loved or appreciated her half as much. Why, cause she made it easy. He married Leah cause he had to. He didn’t work for Leah. she was handed off to him. Leah did everything she possibly could to gain is favor…be his favorite. But Jacob LOVED RACHEL. SHE’S who he worked hard to get.
Moral of the story: Ladies, you don’t have to grab your spears, bows and arrows “cause he takin to long“. Whether it be online or In Real Life, set the trail. Leave your tracks. leave your “scent”, then let him find you. and of course, don’t just surrender at first site. Come on now. Let him work a little. I don’t care how modern times are now, or how “things have changed”. As far as the pursuit of love, things remain the same. Men are hunters in search of “THE one”. The harder the catch, the “sweeter the victory“.
Choices to make: you can either be Leah or Rachel. the lazy duck in the woods, or the daring tiger.
Beloved, Be Loved.