I wrote this 4 years ago. I found it in my e-mail and decided to share!
Have you considered my servant (insert your name here)?
Scripture reference: Job 1:7-8
How about that? God knows Job's heart. In the text, we can see that God already knew what Job would do. He knew that whatever came upon Job, that Job would still praise Him and give Him glory. When all of those trials came upon Job, he didn't stop believing in God. In fact, at one point in the text, he said that "The Lord gives and he takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord."
Can God say that about us today? If He allows (notice that whatever happens to you or whatever you go through, has to be run by God first....satan has to get PERMISSION to bother you) you to go through trials/tribulations, do know that it is not for naught..there is a PURPOSE.
So, my question to you today is this: Can the Lord say to satan: Have you considered my servant (insert your name here)? Is your heart in the right place? When you're going through trials, are you focusing on God or the trial? Let's not edify our problems but edify OUR GOD! Our God is AWESOME!
Join me in a quick prayer: Father in heaven, I come to you right now thanking you Lord just for being WHO you are. I thank you that your ways are greater than my ways and your thoughts are greater than my thoughts. I thank you for having a plan already laid out for my life. Lord I seek to do YOUR will and not my own. Lord, I live to give you praise, honor, and glory. In the name of Jesus, if I am not living my life in a way that always gives you honor and glory, show me that right now Lord so that I may seek through you. I do realize that I cannot do it by myself and that is why I seek you. I thank you for loving me Lord just as I am but Lord, I do not wish to stay as I am because I want to go higher in you! I want to be what you have called me to be so that one day you can have confidence in me and say to satan, "Have you considered my servant (your name here)?
Have an awesome and blessed day! And if you are going through something today, you can rejoice because it is not the end, it is only the beginning....pushing you toward your purpose!