We’ve all read in the Bible where God literally changed a person’s name because the trajectory of their destiny had been redirected. But there was a minor character in the OT where God didn’t change his name but He did change the trajectory of his life. The obscure man I am referring to did not choose to be called by his name, but after a complicated birth, he was so-named by his mother and then he discovered that his name meant ‘pain’ or ‘one who causes pain’. His response to this discovery is found In 1 Chronicles 4:10, Jabaz boldly cried out; Oh, Lord, bless me indeed and expand my territory. Keep Your hand on me, and keep evil from me, that I may not cause pain!“ Jabaz name meant pain, yet he became “more honourable than all his brothers.” He took his supplication and prayed to “The God of Israel” and God responded! Yes, Jabaz was conceived in pain but delivered in victory. In the end, Jabaz turned out to be more than a minor character in a forgotten time. Instead, he is found to be a man whose prayer had a significant impact on the history of Israel. Though this story takes place over 3,000 years ago, its impact still affects us today. Therefore, as we set our sails into 2020 let us boldly pray Jabaz’s prayer over our lives believing in the power of God to radically change the trajectory of our destiny.