LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JOB 30:1 (Re-edited)
""But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock. "
10 KEYS WHEN YOU RE FACED WITH A MOCKERY .PART 11..
1. Don't lose hope - Most times when we are mocked , rather than focus on God , we focus on the creature bringing the mockery . lol. no ! Isaiah 51:13(NLT)"Yet you have forgotten the LORD, your Creator, the one who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies? Where is their fury and anger now? It is gone!"
2. Never be discouraged about it - Is not the time to be discouraged . If you do you will lose strength needed to fight the good fight of faith and win . Rather Key into Isaiah 54 :1-4 . Notice the first word there "Sing" link verse one with verse three and get the key " For thou shall break forth" when you obey verse one. see verse three "For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited."
3.Let not your faith waver. Be strong and stand firm against it . Zech 8:13 (Amp)"And as you have been a curse and a byword among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong and hardened."
4.Having done all . Stand in faith , stand in hope (expectation of your desired miracle) stand in joyyyy. Amen. Eph 6:13 (Amp)"Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]." NB: WHERE YOU ARE SITTED TOGETHER WITH CHRIST .
5.Take no offence - If you take offence , you will still need to work more on your faith . Take no offence and let God handle it , His own way. If there is anything , I have come to learn from personal experience , God hates it when He sees His children being mocked . hm, He pays back , I can assure you of this . Joel 2:26b is not a joke." And My people shall never be put to shame."
6.Praise and give God thanks the more . Listen it works , it takes your faith higher and keeps your spirit alive , fresh from all bitterness and hate .Hab 3:17,18(Amp)" Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation!"
7.If it is hard for you take your mind of it , here is what you do , go out and make yourself happy . you don't need somebody to help you do that , do it yourself . go shopping , get some funny movies to watch ,get your favourite song and dance to it . Amen . make yourself happy , while you focus on what God is doing and showing you in your spirit/mind . John 16:13 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
8.Power - Now here is the key- This power resides in you , if you fail to use it , the enemy will use it against you. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. " and this power is activated by faith when you believe God to make things right . Roms 8:28.Amen .
9.Confession - words are powerful .Say what God would say at any given situation . Key -Gen 1:3 the earth was without form or void ( darkness and confusion everywhere ) but what did God say , he was not moved by it , but rather he commanded for light to come and it did by faith . Amen. Say what you want to see in your life and not what the enemy is doing .shift your focus to Him . Amen. Gen 1:3"And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light."
10.Finally , seize the opportunity to ask the lord for something . I tell you how , read John 15:7 . If you dwell in Him and His word "promise" dwells in you , He says ask whatever you want and it shall be done. key - rather than fall into discouragement , allow His word to dwell in your heart richly , so you can ask,, using that platform . John 15:7(NLT)"But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!" Amen.
PRAYER: Father help me to stand strong in the midst of this trial in the mighty name of Jesus , Amen.