Why Trials are a Necessity and Enemies are Footstools

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The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.  The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.  Psalm 110:1-2

Have you ever felt like there was an attack on your job, finances, health or even from the people in your life?  And how did you get through the hard times and what did you learn?  Whenever we feel as being under attack by the enemy, remember God is still in complete and ultimate control.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

The enemy is well-known for bringing confusion into our lives and feeding us lies that causes conflict within ourselves and with each other.  The enemy’s goal is to destroy God’s image in which is called mankind.  When we go through these trials and tribulations, regardless of how difficult they may be, you cannot give in to Satan’s ploy which is set to destroy you.  Instead, hold fast to God’s Word, pray for protection and strength and know that God is going to bring you through because God’s in ultimate control.

And also, learn.  During your trials, this is also one of God’s teaching tools so that you can learn something important and come out stronger than you did before.  So your trials are also strengthening you!  So when your next trial comes, you will know how to conquer it.

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.  1 Peter 5:10

And also more importantly with building our strength, trails are a necessity to build our faith in God.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.  Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?  2 Corinthians 13:5

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.  James 1:2-4

We also encounter trials by the attack of the enemy on our jobs, through our finances and through our health, but remember – the battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s!  Take for example a cancer survivor – there are countless stories of people who are survivors of cancer.  Because of the cancer survivors’ experiences, they typically share their stories to other people on how they pushed through the hard times and how they fought cancer.  Majority of the cancer survivors may even become more empathetic to giving hope and helping others who may be battling an illness themselves or give advice to people on how to live a healthier life or may even start a nonprofit organization.  You see?  The sickness was the enemy but the enemy became their footstool by the testimonies of their experiences, the giving of advice to others or the starting of a nonprofit organization.

For you to have a trial and pass the test is having God’s Favor.  This is God’s Will.

Let’s Not Compare Each Other – Instead Let’s Work Together as Christians

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Are you guilty of thinking about other people who seem to have a “better” job or a “better” life than you?  And what makes you believe that the things that this person have are better?   The reality is that every one of God’s children already has something uniquely, destined for them that is for them.  This is also called the Christian’s Mission or Purpose and each calling of God’s children will not be better than the other.  And regardless of if you were called to be a stay-at-home parent or the President, each Calling has a significant importance in God’s perspective.  You may not always understand why something is so insignificant to you may be of great importance to God, but we should not question God because He says that all things work together for the Purpose of the good who love Him.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

For example – think about how the human body functions.  The body has a brain that initiates the movement of all of the body’s limbs.  Without the brain and the legs working together, the body cannot walk!  This is the same thing as being one of God’s children and being called to work in the Body of Christ – one part of the body is incomplete without the other.  Therefore, one part of the body will never be better than the other – they are both better together!

So Christians – let’s come together and not compare or judge each other.  Your Purpose may not always be easy, but it should naturally be fulfilling and meaningful to you while it reaps blessings into life and be pleasing to God.  Therefore it’s GREAT!

This is also known as true happiness.