I laugh every time I remember Robin Williams saying, “I am Job” when he applied for the housekeeping-nannyÂ position in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire. But there is a man who was called Job and he was known as a man of great patience to many who have read his story of undeserved suffering as told from the Book of Job.
I think we should remember him as much more than just being patient. It wasn’t his patience that actually made him great. What an example of fatherhood, leadership, and integrity. He is everything we men should strive to be.
He was a successful father, raising ten non-dysfunctional children who still enjoyed each other’s companionship, even as adults. He was a successful businessman, amassing a fortune that was enjoyed by his family and many employees. He was an esteemed member of the community where he lived.
He was a good husband who forgave his wife even when she turned against him. And God said that he was a righteous man who obeyed the Lord in all that he did. He was also a man of great character, accepting hardship along with blessings without blaming God or anyone else.
He buckled but did not fold. He struggled but did not quit. I have set my sights upon being like him.