Tonight I finally finished up Job on my quest to read the entire bible chronologically in a year. After getting though his friends arguments, and Job’s final discourse, we hear from this character named, Elihu. To be honest, I didn’t know there was another guy in this audience besides Job and his three friends, but here comes this young guy who makes sense of everything.
It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.
— Job 32:9 (New International Version)
Since I was young, I believe my parents really instilled this belief in me. They taught me how to be audacious. No wonder I got a 7% on that freshmen personality test for respect for authority. I mean, I do believe in respecting your elders, and a position, but I’m not against opposing it either. When I was four, we were driving through the neighborhood we used to live in, and my then, seven year old brother, Wesley, said, “Man, things sure have changed.” To which my parents say I said, “Change is inevitable.”
I’m sticking by that belief, because my life’s motto is: I do what I say, and I say what I mean.
Change is inevitable. Are you ready?
Christ, you know how I stumble. How I mess up. How I freak out. How I worry. How I stutter. You; however, do none of these things. May I be more like you, and less like me. God you taught me to let my light shine so others can do the same. Have it Your way.
In His name, Amen.