1 Now Jacob heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, “Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth.” 2 Jacob saw the 1attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly. 3 Then the LORD said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” 4 So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field, 5 and said to them, “I see your father’s attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me. 6 “You know that I have served your father with all my strength. 7 “Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt me. 8 “If he spoke thus, `The speckled shall be your wages,’ then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, `The striped shall be your wages,’ then all the flock brought forth striped. 9 “Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock and given them to me. 10 “And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, and mottled. 11 “Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, `Jacob,’ and I said, `Here I am.’ 12 “He said, `Lift up now your eyes and see that all the male goats which are mating are striped, speckled, and mottled; for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you. 13 `I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.'”
Naturally, Laban isn’t happy about what’s going on. He’s tried to gain the edge over Jacob several times, and God always turns it against him. Not only that, but Laban’s sons are also complaining about it at this point. So God calls upon Jacob to return to his homeland, and fulfill his vow. Sometimes, when conflict comes, it’s just time to move on. Don’t worry God will take care of you in the process, and it may not be the most fun process, but when you’re following God, you can’t go wrong.