IF YOU HAVE MESSED UP, THERE'S STILL HOPE- 2- JACOB
Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob. She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?" Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing." (Genesis 27:15-19)
This true story is that of mother and younger son team deceiving the father and elder son. (If you are not familiar with the whole story read Genesis Ch.27). Jacob got blessed by his father by deceiving him following his mother's instructions. She was determined to fulfill God's plans her own way and finally had to send her son away from home because the elder son Esau sought to kill Jacob for stealing his blessings. Jacob landed up in his uncle's house where he stayed for the next 20 years. He fell into the hands of Laban, his uncle who was a bigger deceiver than himself. 20 years later, on God's directing him, he returned to his home land and had an encounter with God, wrestling with God's angel and God changed his name from Jacob to Israel. He fulfilled his vows and was blessed by God abundantly. If you deceive others and do not repent, the deception will come back to you in some way or the other; that's for sure. But there's always hope because the God who changed Jacob to Israel still lives. SO IF YOU HAVE MESSED UP THERE'S STILL HOPE. REMEMBER, GOD CAN TURN YOUR FAILURES INTO SUCCESS.