PITY PARTY? … OR… HAPPY HOUR! June 10, 2015

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and ran from evil.” Job 1:1

We all know the story of Job…how he was tested, and found to be pure in the eyes of God.

What some of you may not know, is that according to most Bible scholars, Job’s trials went on for about ten years!

The interesting thing we see in the account of Job, is this:  As long as Job listened to ungodly counsel and advice from friends, and even his wife, as long as he sat in the ash heap and lamented his situation…his trials prevailed.

When he finally called on God, and demanded an answer…he began to thrive in his thrashing; and God turned things around for him.  At the end of the book of Job, verse 12 says this:  “So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning…” .

In everyday life, we make choices as to how we respond to our dilemma;  So…here are some questions for you to consider:

WILL YOU…

Placate your passivity…OR…Develop your destiny?

Lament your losses…OR…Celebrate your successes?

Grovel in your grief…OR…Flourish in your failures?

Prolong your pain…OR…Prevail over your problems?

WILL YOU…

Travail in your trials…OR…Prosper under pressure?

Drown in your despair…OR…Thrive in your thrashing?

Forfeit your victory…OR…Triumph in your trials?

Cry in your catastrophe…OR Prevail over your pit?

WILL YOU…

Surrender  to defeat…OR…Vanquish your anxieties?

Allow anxious thoughts to overcome you…OR…Let peace reign?

Cry over your circumstance…OR…Define your destiny?

Suffer in your situation…OR…Slay the stronghold?

THE CHOICE IS OURS!  But remember this:  “God INHABITS the praises of His people!”

By:  Mike Mondragon June 2015