“Pass The Test”
by Ana Adler | Original Blog Post: September 6, 2016
When am I going to get an “A” on the test? I can only keep trying! Ever feel that way when it comes to life? Is there a specific thing that God is working on in your life that you just can’t seem to get it right? I know that feeling too well!
I have gotten to the point that every time I see an improvement in the way I handle things I celebrate it as a God Victory! Every effort and success I have when it comes to my trials I give God the glory. When I think back of how I used to be (which I call “Ana B.C.” before Christ) vs who I am today, I marvel at what God has done and continues to do in my heart.
I can honestly say that I know that I know that I know that God is working out something good in me and it will be to prosper me, grow me, mature me, change me, fix me, humble me and make me more like Him. That’s a test I am willing to take over and over again until I get pass it!
We need to stop complaining about and hating our trials because that could be the very thing (test) that God is using in order to bring about His will in our lives and bring about change and refine us. Instead we should be asking God, “How Can I Cooperate With You So I Can Pass This Test?”
We know that He works all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28) – so if we love Him, believe Him, trust Him, and know Him, we know that He will complete what He started in us. He wants us to pass the test! He wants us to pass the test for our own good and for His glory!
Lord, show me and guide me today, tomorrow and forever. Convict me when my ways are not in agreement with who You are. Show me my sinful ways and help me to make the right decisions. Help me to pass the test. God, change me!