The Main Point:
Whatchamachalit - Jacob wrestles changes name - You are not a Whatchamachalit
The Object Lesson:
The Jacob Card Trick
Bible Lesson:The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”-Genesis 32:27-28 (NIV)
Genesis 32:22-32 (Jacob wrestles God and his name is changed)
We all know our names. We make like them... We may hate them. I even know people who use their middle name instead of their first, or they even go by a nickname instead of their actual name. Names can mean a bunch to us, but did you know God does not want you to be a Whatchamacallit! He wants you to have a name, something people will know you by. Often in the past peoples names meant who they were. Jacob, a liar. Esau, Hairy. What does your name mean? It may mean something awesome, or it could mean something you don't like. It does not matter though because God has a name which will fit perfectly with you, just like with Jacob's name changing to Israel. There may be a wrestling match to go through, but you will learn who you are in seeking God!