Key Steps to Building Your Dream 4

To get to this place in God, you must have what I call a tough
hide. When challenges come your way, you must let them flow like
water off a duck’s back, for there is a great price to be paid when
you reach this level. As we continue this story with Isaac:
“15 Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells
which his father’s servants had dug in the days of
Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth.
16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for
you are much mightier than we.” 17 Then Isaac departed
from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar,
and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac dug again the wells of
water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his
father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the
death of Abraham. He called them by the names which
his father had called them. 19 Also Isaac’s servants dug
in the valley, and found a well of running water there.
20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s
herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the
name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him.
21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over
that one also. So he called its name Sitnah. 22 And he
moved from there and dug another well, and they did not
quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because
he said, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and
we shall be fruitful in the land.”
“Esek” means quarrel; “Sitnah” means enmity and “Rehoboth”
means spaciousness. Some of us will never reach this level because
we cannot handle the pressure of people’s envy and jealousy.
Please take note of the following definitions:
Quarrel – a cause of dispute, complaint, or hostile
Enmity – a feeling or condition of hostility, hatred,
ill-will, animosity or antagonism;
Spaciousness – containing much space, as a house,
room, or vehicle; amply large.
Devin Oten
DO Enterprises
Writer, Public Speaker and Philanthropist