What would be the point of designing a car, building the car but not test driving it?
Car manufacturers have to test their vehicles for years before they can even release them to the public.
New cars have been put through strenuous tests of possible crash points, speed, weather, ease of use and child safety.
There would be no point to releasing a brand new car with all the bells and whistles without it going through rigorous checks.
The Christian life is no different. Get ready to be tested in every way!
James one says:
“My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
James 1:2-4 GNT
So if you were experiencing some tests this week and your patience, and your faithfulness, and your words- rejoice! (Yes, be happy!) because you are going through stages to be more like Jesus Christ- The original design for how we should live our life!
So if there’s a coworker that really gets under your skin and you’re feeling tested- stop failing the test, figure out how you can pass the test in shifting your emotions and giving it to the Lord in prayer!