Wrestling with God may define you. Before Jacob met Esau for the first time since he stole his enraged brother's birth right and blessing, he met and wrestled a man who turned out to be God. God renames Jacob “Israel” for his persistence in the struggle characterizing his new-found identity and the future nation that would spring from him (Gen. 32:27). Renaming an individual as a mark of their redefining occurred when Abraham's name was changed from “Exalted Father” to “Father of Many” for wrestling with God's promises (17:3-8). Jesus renamed Peter, formerly Simon (John 1:42), and Matthew, formerly Levi (Matt. 9:9/Luke 5:27), as each was faced with leaving everything for the kingdom. While the importance of names has diminished, our struggles with God still uniquely shape us and may ultimately define us. A pastor may find their calling for ministry in a sin that plagues them, realizing that God equips us through our struggles (2 Cor. 12:7-10). Sadly, those who deny or run from God will not defy his sovereignty, and their lives may be defined by failures that result God's glory (Ex. 14:17).