I love the story of Jacob. Jacob wrestles with God and learns 3 things about himself:
1. Who he is: a Schemer (that’s basically what the name “Jacob” means).
2. Who he can be: Israel (the new name God gives him).
3. Who he can’t be: Lord of his own life.
God left him with a limp. That was his reminder of his need for God. What in your life reminds you of your need for God? For me, it’s simple. As hard as I try, I’m not perfect. When I’m closest to God I can see my sin and imperfections most clearly…and at the same time feel no shame and lots of forgiveness from God, who wants to me to be free!