All Spun Up
Perhaps I should not get All Spun Up about everything that comes into my life. Or, I should reserve that energy for certain things that call for spun up energy. Why do I say this? Because God has my life in His hands and He knows that plans for me according to Jeremiah 29:11. He knows what it will take to get me to that expected end. Therefore, there are paths I will walk that will be both pleasant and unpleasant. I may not understand what I experience in its totality, but I know that my life in in His hands and He will allow what He has approved. I just have to make sure I am not willingly giving the enemy access to my through sin and disobedience.
As I was all spun up about a situation, I thought about Job. You know, Job could not be touched in certain areas of his life because God had a shield of protection around him against the enemy. The only way that enemy could touch Him was through permission from God. The enemy was fully aware of the hedge and he knew he was limited to what he could and could not do to Job. He could only touch Job in the way he did after the hedge was moved.
I am understanding more and more that situations and circumstances that are negative on the surface could be a truly God thing and I am experiencing these things only by the permission of God. The attacks of the enemy come so that I can curse God and die. Or, as the enemy would have it, I would just walk away from God because I am only staying with Him because of the good things he is doing for me. The enemy is the great accuser of the brethren and his pursuit is to attack until I will walk away from my Savior and Deliverer. This was the enemy’s goal in attacking Job.
In the end, Job was blessed double for enduring hardness as a good soldier. He kept his faith strong although he did not understand his dilemma in the beginning. In the process, He gained understanding. In the hard place of life, he gained revelation. Instead of leaving God, He stayed with Him. Thus, the trials were a teacher to him.
To be truly honest, sometimes getting all spun up is truly the only way I know how to behave and I am learning to behave differently. I am learning that I must look at my situations and circumstances with a different eye of understanding. The hand of God is there to teach me and the enemy is present to destroy me. This is what I must remember the next time I get All Spun Up.
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