EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Does anyone really like taking a test? Personally, I’m still having nightmares of “test day” from school.
God’s tests are not like school tests.
God already knows how much we know. The test is not for Him, it’s for us. God’s testing helps us to clearly see what we’re made of and it teaches us about ourselves and about God. It’s a learning process, my friends.
I personally felt I had gone through a test after this past year and as this precious group of women kept growing leaps and bounds things were happening in the midst. It was not easy for me. Often times these certain “things” that rose up, made me cry and wonder “what is going on here?” Why so many obstacles?
I’d ask God, “if this group is growing so beautiful, why are these things still happening?” I knew in my heart I had to push through the challenges I faced and ask God question after question while I walked through- so He could speak to me.
I was learning as I asked! I was growing in FAITH! The beauty is deep inside, despite all my questions, I knew God was with me. The feeling was comforting.
Please remember we are often put to our most difficult test just before the greatest work of God in our lives is to be accomplished.
Don’t fear the times of testing God allows you to go through.
“Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ( Isaiah 41:10)
God wants you to have unshakable FAITH through it. Think of it as a refining time.
Just think, God may be bringing you to a place in your life right now which requires more purity of heart, more faith, and more obedience than you’ve ever had before. Embrace it because God has a PURPOSE for you, I promise!