The Big Test
I believe, we as people, should be in a constant move to learn. Life throws us curve balls and from them we can learn to adapt and even at time improve our situation. As I go through hardships I find myself asking the Lord, “What is the lesson I am suppose to be learning?” I believe in a loving and caring God who is also my Father, at least I was adopted into His family through Christ Jesus. A father who loves and cares for His children teaches His children the many lessons of life. I remember when I first started learning to ride my bike, my mother guiding me and leading me from behind helping me keep my balance as I pedaled. Looking back and not seeing her guiding hand help me, I panicked and quickly went into the curb and wrecked my bike. I was unscathed because of my trusty helmet but it was only when I realized my mother wasn’t there to help me is when I realized I was on my own.
Sometimes God does the same with us and we have to remember He is always there helping and guiding our every move. When adopted into His family we become His little babies BUT it is always the purpose of a baby to grow and mature. Once a baby grows up a bit more it needs to learn to crawl and then walk. This is what God desires for us to learn to crawl and then to walk and eventually run. We are also dependant on His grace and mercy ALWAYS but we should be growing in His word. At times this requires hardships, God gave us free will to make mistakes and many times we hurt because of our own mistakes and immaturity but God desires to use these mistakes for our growth, like a child touching a hot stove and learning its potential danger, God wants us to see the danger of sin and stop touching it. God ultimately hates sin because sin truly hurts us if we want to be honest with us. Like a good parent setting a curfew for a teenage to be home by 10:30 because nothing good ever happens beyond 10:30 they want their child to be a part of.
What lesson is God trying to teach you? Is He using your circumstance to draw out the lesson? If God were to test you in this area today, would you pass or fail? All of these questions should come to mind when hardship comes our way because God never sends us on a broken road without a purpose and lesson for growth behind it.