When I get an email from my granddaughter, with a file attached and the question, “Guest blog?” I get almost giddy inside. The following arrived in my inbox Monday morning, I believe you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I have posting it! xo
test | noun
1. the means by which the presence, quality, or genuineness of anything is determined; a means of trial.
2. the trial of the quality of something: to put to the test.
3. a particular process or method for trying or assessing.
A test is something that challenges us and examines how much knowledge we have gained. You may remember tests in school and how nervous you were beforehand. You usually stay up for hours studying and eating a whole bag of pretzels (well, maybe I only did that!). But, those kinds of tests cannot even come close to competing with a test from God. The tests He gives are major ones: ones that try your love, your faith and your trust in Him. The message on Sunday really spoke to me, because I am going through a major test right now as we speak (or write/read!).
This is a big test, almost like a midterm for life and I am cramming for it. I believe my test has to do with faith and trust. I want to put faith and trust in God wholeheartedly, I really do, but at times it’s so hard. He’s the Playmaker, the Director, of everyone’s life. He calls the shots. He determines what happens. He gives you the beginning, the middle, the outcomes, the causes and effects, and the ending.
I used to think when something didn’t go my way that it was something I did or what the other person involved didn’t say or do, but in all reality it wasn’t supposed to be or wasn’t supposed to happen. This is still hard for me to accept. My pastor said, “He will come through for you in the end, you just have to have faith and trust Him.”
I know He will come through for me at the end of my test and I will pray every night and day that I pass it.
Hannah Leach, high school class of 2015. Attending Liberty University Spring 2016.
a/k/a “my heart”
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