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by mary bose (2019-05-02)

When we are busy, stressed or distracted it Zen12 Review/ is hard to maintain our normal state of mind because we may be overwhelmed with everything coming to us at once. These are the times though that we need to focus on the most. How to do stay calm when we are busy? How do we maintain our composure when we are stressed? How do we focus when we are distracted.Genesis 32:26 "Then the man said, 'Let me go, for it is dawn.' But Jacob panted, 'I will not let you go unless you bless me.'" Jacob was asking God for a blessing. He was heading back to make amends with Esau. He had done all he could to prepare for this but he wanted God's blessing as well. He had a lot of responsibility on him and could have easily used excuses and say that he was too busy, stressed or distracted to talk to God. Instead he took some time to talk to God and ask for a blessing.We must persevere. We must persist and continue to ask God for a blessing. Jacob wrestled with God asking for his blessing to keep him and his family from harm. Rather than wrestling with himself in worry, he prayed and continued to ask God to bless him. He knew that he would win and would be blessed. That is why God changed his name from Jacob to Israel which means "struggles with God and overcomes." It's in your busyness that God will work in your life if you stop and ask him.