I will bring the one third through the fire; I will refine them as one refines silver, and I will test them as one tests gold. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them; I will say, “They are my people,” and they will say, “The Lord is my God.” Zechariah 13:9
I used to dread tests but now I can’t wait for a test to come. Once I understood what tests really are, it was a no-brainer! The dictionary defines tests as; the means by which the presence, quality, or genuineness of anything is determined; a means of trial; the trial of the quality of something.
You see, tests are designed to show your quality, what you’re made of, your endurance and stability when you go through things. It’s a way to see if we’ve actually learned something. As God spoke to the prophet Zechariah, this process of testing would define who we are and Whose we are. Once the testing is over, we would unquestionably say, “The Lord is my God!”
Every time I encounter an adversary, I use the tools God gave me to overcome, the Word. The Word is in my heart and in my mouth. What comes out of my mouth during a test determines if I come out victorious or have to re-take the test.
I am pretty confident that I can 4 point any exam now, bring it on! “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” I Corinth 10:13
Father, I know from my past that when I call on You, You hear me, You answer me and show me things I didn’t know before. You may not give me all I want, but You definitely give me all I need. You’re a good God, a Faithful Father and You live in me. You’ve given me the ability to pass every test so that I will come out pure gold. I live for You that You may be glorified in the earth. It’s for Jesus! Amen