Jabez was born and was named by his mother as Pain. Have you ever felt that you are a pain or have others said you are a pain in my life? Can you imagine the life led by Jabez for many years known as a pain. But Jabez kept focus and faith in the God of Israel. Jabez continued and I am reminded to not grow weary in well-doing in due season you can reap if you faint not. Can you imagine that heartfelt prayer and plea that Jabez put out there before the God of Israel the only one and true God. Jabez just wanted something different and wanted to be different. So, humbly came before the Lord and the God of Israel granted his request. How many of us need to leave it all out there in prayer and just go before God with a ask. What is your heart’s desire? God will grant it just Ask. Just be real with God. It is time to be free indeed in 2023!