Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Never Ending Tests

Everyday I’m growing more and more in The Lord. Some days are harder to accept the tests He puts before me because I know I may fail, and some days I high five myself because I was victorious. And that’s the thing, when we have Christ in our life His mission is to make us more like Him so He’s constantly shaping us and molding us in forms of “tests."

Philippians 1:6 says, He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

I am so grateful for God’s promise in this verse. He has started a work in me and He WILL carry it on to completion. Notice how the verse doesn’t end at the word completion but he reassures us that He is going to keep working on us until Jesus comes. So as long as I’m living and I allow The Lord to do that work He’s not going to give up on me. That test of patience will keep coming up until I pass. That little thorn of hurt I keep feeling it will continue to fester until I truly forgive. God loves us enough to see all those "tests" through completion. 

One of my greatest mentors was my high school cross country and track coach, Kathy Howell. I’ve known Coach Howell since the eighth grade and this lady would never give up on me. What I loved about her was she picked a tiny runt kid and saw potential in me. I never in my wildest dreams thought I could be a runner, but she did and she worked me hard. She was always teaching me to be a better leader and a better person. Coach Howell started a good work in me. She taught me discipline and strength and by my senior year I was ranked one of the top runners in the Rio Grande Valley. Coach Howell did her job as a coach. She carried my talent and abilities to completion.

And as good as those years were in high school I’m looking forward to my spiritual journey. This is the part in my journey that counts. Have you had a bad day or week or month? It’s ok. Get up and move forward God has started a work in you and will carry it on to completion!

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