April 11, 2013

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

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Are you familiar with the story of Job? To me, it is one of the most fascinating stories of a persons life in the Bible.

Job was "honest inside and out, a man of his word, who was totally devoted to God and hated evil with a passion" {:Job 1:1:} He is actually described as the wealthiest man in the area. He had it all: wealth, health, and a great family.

God was very proud of him and even bragged on him to Satan. God basically told Satan "Hey, have you seen Job down there, that's my boy. He is a rockstar of the faith." Satan's reply was pretty much "of corse he is. He is your precious baby who you caudal and let nothing happen to him." 

God heard Satan and was so confident in Job that he allowed Satan to do ANYTHING to him except harm him. {:Man I wonder if God would have that kind of confidence in me? I wonder if I have given Him any reason to?:} ...This is also where I feel like in the biblical movie version of Job's life "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" would come on.

Throughout the book of Job, he looses his family, all his wealth, and eventually even his health. Can you imagine going from the man who has everything to the man who has nothing and whose skin oozes and people are repulsed by?

Just imagine living without one thing that we hold dear to us {:cell phones, car, homes, family:}. Losing just one of these things can shatter a world but Job lost it all.

The main point I want to make in this story is this: God wasn't testing Job so God could see what he was made of. God allowed Job to be tested so Job could see what he was made of.

God knows us better than we know ourselves. Sometimes He allows trials to come so that we can build confidence in ourselves and who we are in Him and remember our true source of strength.

I once heard someone say: If you aren't in a difficult season, you are either heading out of one or heading into one. And it is kind of true. We are all bound to hit turbulence in our lives but the next time it happens remember that it isn't a surprise to God and He has already overcome the world {:John 16:33:} and He lives in you; therefore you have everything you need to navigate this storm. Hold on girlfriend I can tell you that the story ends beautifully and if it's not beautiful yet....it's not the end.

3 comments:

  1. Oh this is so true! I specially love what you said towards the end! It is so true. Job is one of my favorite too:)

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  2. This is a beautiful and inspiring post! I love it! And I am so happy I found your blog through the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop!
    Now following via FB, Twitter, Bloglovin', GFC and Pinterest.
    Christine @ Musings of a Single Mama
    www.musingsofasinglemama.com

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  3. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the “Weekend Social Mix” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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