Job 1 vs. 21
He said, “I was born with nothing and I will die with nothing . The Lord gave and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!”
In spite of everything that has happened, Job did not sin by blaming God. He was a good man, careful not to do anything evil. Job suffered even though he was unusually a good and righteous man.
He could never understand how God could let so much evil happen to a faithful man like himself yet he never lost his faith and longed to be justified before God and regain his honour as a good man.
Job’s friends explained his suffering in traditional religious terms, judging and assuming Job had sinned against God whereas in actual fact Job was being tested because of his faithfulness. Satan wanted badly ti make Job sin against God that he challenged God to give him power over Job so that he could make him suffer and lose everything including his possessions, children and even wellbeing with the hope that Job would turn away from God.
Job had sensed that God is greater than traditional religion had depicted him. Satan failed and Job had won victory for God by remaining faithful despite what his friends had to say. Even when his wife told him to curse God and die, he obeyed and stayed loyal to God instead.
Job was restored to his former position with even greater prosperity than before because God was with him and was pleased with him.
Ask yourself this question. How do you react when you lose your belongings, games, arguments, bets and loved ones. We often blame God when we suffer a painful experience and we forget that painful experiences or endings result in new beginnings.
Do you blame or curse God? I used to do exactly that until I got to know who I really am to God Almighty and I am truly one of God’s favourite daughters. I am so precious and valuable to God and he keeps sparing my life, protecting and providing for my life because he has a greater purpose for my life. That explains why the enemy is always at work trying to break me, hurt me and confuse me through pain and suffering all the time.
I remember sometime beginning of April, God showed me grace and did the most beautiful deed for me even though I was not deserving of the divine favour. While I was rejoicing and praising the Lord, I found myself in a dilemma once again but it didn’t harm me or kill my spirit because I understand that trials and persecutions will come my way because my Lord and saviour was also prosecuted by the very people he wanted to help. I am now free knowing that all things happen for good to Kingzkidz who dedicate their lives to God and try to please the Lord at all times…
I uses to let the devil get the better of me but not anymore. Instead now, I thank God for the trouble and pain because I gain endurance through these circumstances and it just makes me want to persevere in the work of the Lord. I am now more determined to continue my work for the Lord regardless what people have to say or what the devil tries or who he uses to bring me down. I have learnt to rose above all my circumstances.
Don’t let other people define who you are or who you are meant to be. Get to the core of who you are and who God wants you to be.
To often we allow our desire for approval to determine our self worth yet we are made in God’s image and the Holy Spirit lives within us.
Galations 1 vs. 10
Does this sound as if I am trying to win man’s approval? No indeed! What I want is God’s approval! Am I trying to be popular with men? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ.
No matter what has happened to you or what you did in the past, don’t let mem define you. Seek God’s approval and he will define who you are. You were created in his image! Even if you are uneducated, have a criminal record, crippled, hurting, fat, thin or with scars, you are a Kingzkid and are capable of serving Christ Jesus. Just humbly acknowledge God as wise and great once you have accepted Christ as your Lord and saviour.