1 Chronicles 4:9-10, Genesis 32:22-28

Jabez’ name meant “I gave birth to him in pain”. The name was imposed on him by his
mother due to the circumstances surrounding his birth. Truly to the name, Jabez’ life was
characterized by pain. What a lesson to learn about the power of our words. What you say
about yourself (positive or negative), or what other people declare about you may come to
pass before you realize it. Such was the case with Jabez. But one day, Jabez decided
enough is enough. He could no longer take it anymore. He had had enough of pain and he
cried unto God desperately for help. The result? He became more honorable than his
Jacob also comes to mind. His name meant deceiver - Genesis 27:36. His name also hunted
him as his life was filled with deceit. One day, Jacob had an encounter with the Angel of the
Lord. He saw a divine opportunity to transform his life and wrestled with the Angel all night
until his name was changed to Israel - the one who struggles with God and prevails.
Circumstances surrounding some of us have led us to our present situation. Have you
noticed a pattern that is contrary to the will of God in your life? Do you seem to lack the true
peace of God? The truth of the matter is if you will get desperate enough to seek God’s face
this day with all your heart, and ask Him for a change, you will have your heart desires
fulfilled. When you are desperate, you won’t need to be talked into fasting, praying or living
in obedience. You just do it because there is no other option. When you get to this point in
your life, rest assured that the Lord will show up in your situation. He will change your name.
I mean from a sinner to a saint, looser to a winner, nobody to somebody, failure to success,
mediocre to an achiever, homeless to a landlord, borrower to a lender, and debtor to a
creditor. You are created for greater things and cannot afford to continue to struggle
forever. Now is your time to declare to the Father, "unless you bless me Lord, I will not let
you go".

Instruction: Take some time to worship the living God for His ability to change any situation.


  • Every contrary word spoken into my life by me or someone else, I withdraw you this
    day by the greater power that is in the word of God, in Jesus’ name.
  • Every evil imagination against me, I cast you down in Jesus’ mighty name (2
    Corinthians 10:3-6).
  • I take captive every negative thought seeking to manifest itself in my life. I make you
    obedient to Christ, in Jesus’ name (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
  • Let the root of my problems the destroyed by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’
  • Every demon assigned to my situation, I withdraw your authority this day by the
    authority of my Lord Jesus Christ. I bind you in the name of Jesus and I render you
    powerless in my life in Jesus’ name.
  • Let my life reflect the truth of the word of God in Jesus’ name.
  • Bless me oh Lord in the name of Jesus (1 Chronicles 4:9-10).
  • Heavenly Father, enlarge my territory this day in Jesus’ name (1 Chronicles 4:9-10).
  • Father, let your hand be with me in Jesus’ name (Ezra 7:6, 8:18, Nehemiah 2:8,
  • From this day forward, the wealth on the seas will be brought to me, and to me the     
    riches of the nations will come in Jesus’ name (Isaiah 60:5).
  • Heavenly Father, Let your glory shine upon me from henceforth in Jesus’ name      
    (Isaiah 60:1).
  • Since my light has come, I will shine from this day forward and darkness will not be
    able to comprehend my light.

Thank the Lord for answering your prayers. Amen.

“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing,
and the forceful men lay hold of it” - Matthew 11:12.