Jacob was a notorious deceiver -- even his name, something he responded to daily, convicted and reminded him of his past. Alone with God he cried out in desperation, "I will not let You go unless You bless me!"
In one encounter, desperation can turn into destiny.
Jacob, who the world once saw as a schemer, was renamed Israel-- Prince with God. The world may call you by your mistakes but the One who created you calls you by a new name.
God wants for you to admit what you have been so He can reveal to you who you can be. It's time that we be honest with God... He knows anyway.
Listen to Honest to God by Pastor Jerry Laudermilk for more on this topic!