“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work.” -James 1:2-4
No one wants to be tested. They take us out of our comfort zone. Yet, it is one of the greatest tools that God uses to take you from glory to glory. The goal of God’s testing is to draw you closer, make you stronger and draw out the dreams and gifts He planted in you.
“For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver…we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.” -Psalm 66:10,12
No one enjoys trials. For most of us it hurts but if you dare to persevere the end result of your trial and testing is this…Abundance!
Testing took Noah from World Destruction to the Ark to a New World.
It took Abraham from Childless to Father of a Great Multitude.
It took Joseph from Pit to Prison to the Right hand man in Pharaoh’s Empire.
David went from Shepherd Boy to Soldier to Fugitive to King!
Do you see how each test pushes you further and look at the end result.
If you’re in a season of testing don’t be shaken by where you are, focus on where this test is taking you.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised.” -James 1:12.
Endure, persevere…aim for your crown!