You’re headed in the right direction. You’re studying and working your butt off. You’re going full throttle in the direction of your dreams. You’re spending more time with God and really trying to live a life that is on fire for Him. Maybe you’ve even started a new relationship or you’re seriously talking to someone who’s really pursuing you and is a person after God’s own heart. But then you’re ex comes back.. You’re offered a great opportunity that seems great at first, but has too many strings attached.. Your job becomes boring and every day seems the same… A new person waltzes into your life finer than ever (tempting I know)…
You’re tempted by distraction. Don’t think it’s a coincidence. It’s almost as if God is testing us to see if we’ll be loyal and patient with what we’ve been given or if we’ll run to the new “toy” that’s been strategically put in front of us. My sister Candice said it best this morning “Don’t be confused. Sometimes we get so excited when we meet new people that we begin to question the old stuff. We all like change but you have to decide if the change is what you honestly want.”
She brought up an excellent point… Do we really want a TOTAL change or do we just want to fix a few things in that situation? I have a super bad habit of running to something new instead of seeing if I can work on the same issues in my current. I give up before I try. Because if we’re hones, we all just want to know if what we’re doing is worth our time.
“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the couse of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it” – I Corinthians 10:13.
Though God allows us to be tested, He’ll never push us farther than we can handle. On top of that, He’s always there WHEN WE CALL HIM. Notice, I did not say when we try to fix it ourselces. He doesn’t sit up high and laugh at us as we try to discern what He wants us to do – but he HELPS.
Let’s start passing these tests and fulfilling our commitments with love and peace,
Cherise Nicole 🙂