THE JOB PATTERN

Job 42:10-17.

The Eternal restored the fortunes of Job after he prayed for his friends; He even doubled the wealth he had before.

All of his brothers and sisters, along with those he had known earlier, came and shared meals with him at his house. They sympathized with him and consoled him regarding the great distress the Eternal had brought on him. Each guest gave him a sum of money and each, a golden ring.

The Eternal One blessed the last part of Job’s life even more than the first part. He went on to possess 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

He also fathered 7 more sons and 3 more daughters.

He named his first daughter Jemimah, his second Keziah, and his third Keren-happuch.

Nowhere in all the land could one find women as captivatingly beautiful as Job’s daughters, or as independently wealthy: their father gave them each a share of the family inheritance along with their brothers.

After all this, Job lived 140 years. He lived to see his children and their children and so on, to the fourth generation.

Then Job died, old, and satisfied with his days.

After pastoring for twenty-two years and serving as a mental health counselor for nearly 8 years; I have seen first hand the impact of being hurt by people will do—I have experienced it myself. However, no matter how hard it hurts, never confuse Facebook friends as therapists. The path to resolving your pain, does not start with a post, it starts with a prayer. People that like a post, don’t necessarily like you—and more importantly, have no love for you. Never intensify your hurt, by opening yourself up to the comments of instigators. If you want someone to believe in the new you; than live out the new you. Stop posting about it and allow God to lead you to people that will start prophesying to you about it.

My advice: 1. Question your own part in the cause of the pain, own it, deal with it and seek God’s help and the help of godly people to move beyond it. I am convinced; if God brought me to it, He will bring me through it and I will never have anything to prove to anyone about it! Now, that will preach! (2.) Stop gossiping about you and then getting mad because people are gossiping about you. People are using your postings about of your pain, to define a pathology about you—with an absence of a treatment plan for helping you, they set before a screen and laughter with others about you; determined not to help you. (4). Spend less time compiling and more time courageously living by divine purpose. This is accomplished by following the pattern of Job: “The Eternal restored the fortunes of Job after he prayed for his friends; He even doubled the wealth he had before.” HE PRAYED FOR THE VERY FRIENDS THAT HAD TALKED ABOUT HIM!

GOD, HELP US TO HELP OURSELVES.

 

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