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See Life as a Test

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Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

See life as a test and know that Christ determines whether we pass or fail.  If we can see life as a test, we will be conscious of every decision we make, and we will pray that our decision is pleasing to God. Doing this can become a subconscious habit, and will help us to follow the Holy Spirit.

We have a habit of desiring to pass the test, whether in school or in life, because we dislike failure. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. (Psalm18:30) God is perfect in every way, but we are imperfect; praise the Lord for forgiveness. In our own imperfections how we pass every test that we encounter in life? However, if we depend on Christ, then we could pass all tests if we were prefect.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) If God can work all things good in our life, then he can certainly give is victory in our trials. He will guide us and give us the endurance and courage for anything Satan places in our path. Christ will equip us with everything we need to endure this life. We just have to trust him and follow his divine will, because he will lead us through this life and into Heaven.

We are in God’s family and he protects from the evil one and we will never be tempted beyond we can bear. However, he doesn’t directly protect us from self, but he guides us so our life, and we are hidden in Christ. The apostle Paul wrote: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) This is how we protect our self from self; and this verse defines freedom in Christ and life to the full.

Today see everything aa a test and be victorious with the power of Christ. Make a habit of always depending on Christ.

Prayer: Lord be with me, and help to pass every test in life with your love, power, and guidance. In Jesus name, Amen