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03/14/2012

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Hangin' In


"Don't ever think of about the next tick until your last tick ticked."

Don't Wrestle, Just Nestle...Corrie Ten Boom

Reading the Book of Job tells us how to hang in....After all that happens to Job, he finds that way to "Hang In." Satan mistakenly thought that the only reason Job was such a faithful servant was his prosperity. Satan says to God: "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?" (Job 1:10) He says two verses later: "But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face." For all of us who have read and studied the Book of Job, we know all that befell him. His friends lectured him saying that he must have done some really bad stuff to incur this wrath from God. His wife in utter frustration says that he should just curse God and die. Though Job is talked about because of his patience, I think that it is more about perseverance. How does Job hang in there? I believe that he does it by living in the moment....He does it one day at a time. "Don't ever think about the next tick until your last tick ticked." Through all of his travails, and they are monumental, his mental attitude allows him to cope with life. It is this ability to concentrate on the power to overcome rather than dwelling on the problem that allows him to hang in. In Corrie Ten Boom's Don't Wrestle, Just Nestle, she spins a parable about an old Dutch clock that had a nervous breakdown. The old wise clock said; don't ever think about the next tick until your last tick ticked. Through everything, Job remembers that God loves him, and this allows him to live on. It allows him to hang in until things get better. When we hit a speed bump in life, lets remember God's love and hang in. Our faith will carry us through...

Have a great day....Let His light shine through you... Love mark Phil.4:11

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