In the first ever UFC match in Genesis, we see Jacob wrestling with God.
God asked him, “What is your name?” (Gen. 32:27)
Did God not know his name? Absolutely not for God knows everything. The question was not for Him but more for Jacob.
Jacob had to acknowledge who he was… “Jacob” means heel grabber, deceiver, a cheat.
When Jacob finally recognized who he really was, then and only then that God was able to do something to transform him.
“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” (32:28)
It is when we reconcile with who we really are, acknowledge our weakness and sinfulness, that God is able to step in and bring transformation and change.
“Your name will no longer be…”