The Last Day of the Year!!!

Wow!!! 2011 went by in a whirlwind and I wait in eager expectation for 2012! We are only 9 hours away!!!

As I was reading the last day of my Bible plan for 2011 a few verses from Job just jumped up and attacked me this morning! HAHA!

Job 42:7-9

“After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has…”

Wow.  What a fitting way to end this year.  I know you don’t get it yet but keep reading and you’ll see what I mean 🙂

Now if you’ve read the book of Job you know that for about 38 chapters all you saw was Job complaining and his friends telling him how bad he must be to be suffering the way he was.  But God was mad at the friends??? That makes no sense to me…well at first it didn’t.

Job complained and complained but then when God confronted him, and confronted him He did (check Job 38 out; hilarious!!!) Job backed up and realized his focus was all off and repented.  Job realized he was focusing on the problem but not on the power of the One who could fix it.  His friends never really got that.  All they could think of was clearly Job was bad, or wrong in some way shape or form.  The whole book of Job was focused on what Job must have did instead of focusing on how great God is.

Sometimes we’re like that in life.  We focus on the problem, the issue, the lost dream, the broken heart, the (insert bad/sad/hurtful thing here) instead of focusing on who our God is.  Instead of looking to the One who can turn our mourning into dancing (Psalm 30:11) and longs to take our ashes and replace them with a crown of beauty (Is 61:3).

When our focus is on Him rather than our problem, that issue fades and we can receive all that God has for us…

2011 is 9 hours away from being total history.  Lets make 2012 the year we decide to focus on the One who has it all in His hands.  He has awesome plans for our lives.  Plans that He put into motion even before the beginning of time and we will never see them if we focus on the problems or the hurts that hold us captive.

Let our focus be on our God, the Lover of our souls, the Perfecter of our faith, our sure way to a hope and a future…

Now do you see how fitting these verses were??

See ya in 2012!!!!