Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tests

Beau and I put our oldest daughter to a test.

Without getting into any details, let's just say it involved the giving up of information we were already privy to. I was praying and hoping she would trust us enough to volunteer the information (even though she says now she knew we already knew) even if her hide was on the line.

It was a small test. Nothing major.

But, nonetheless, we wanted her to run to us when she had messed up. And we still do.

Needless to say, she failed miserably.

Days went by until we finally just came out with it. We knew. "Why didn't you tell us?" We asked.

The excuse: She thought we already knew, so why bring it up?

We all go through tests.

Heck, I'm smack-dab in the middle of one right now. I've been taking this test for a while now. I'm ready to be finished with an A+ assigned to the top.

God does test us.

Will we just give up because He already knows about what we're going through or will we press on, harder than before? Will we doubt His character? Will we trust His Word?

He does the same thing that Beau and I did with our daughter.

He waits to see what we're going to do.

Will we run to Him or will we rely on our own intellect to figure the situation out?

I choose to run to Him.

I choose to trust Him.

I choose to believe that what He has promised me will come to pass.

I choose to not look at my situation, but to look to the One Who holds my situation, my life in His hands. He is in control.

This is my test. And, I will pass.

James 1:12 - Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.

10 Comments:

creative gal said...

So true! Exactly what I needed to read this morning.

amber said...

Awesome and timely post, Daphne. Thank you for sharing.

Aspiemom said...

I love it when our every day tests point out a spirital truth!

Aspiemom said...

My son just saw your picture and said "She's HOT!". Beau would agree, huh?

Sera said...

This was so wonderful! Thank you for sharing your heart. You never know how it will impact others. :)

Sara said...

Very timely indeed.

Greg C said...

I think I am in the advanced class. My tests just keep getting harder and harder.

The Wixom Zoo said...

My daughter thinks that if she doesn't say anything that it will magically go away. We're trying to teach her that problems don't go away just because we want them to. Good job, Mama. Your girls are going to grow up to be great women.

Richard Gaspard said...

Aspiemom, tell your son that, although he has excellent taste, he needs to stay the heck away from my wife!

But reinforce the great taste thing. She really is HOT!

Windy said...

My oldest daughter keeps things to herself for a while before she tells it - I learned early on not to push (I get more details from her that way) I think she just needs a little time to process things in her mind before she is ready to talk. In the end she always tells, though:)