Life is full of challenges. And if we face it as it should, we will enjoy the benefits.
Jesus didn’t promise us an easy life.
In fact, He said, in this world, we will have tribulations and tests, but we shouldn’t lose faith because He has overcome the world.
In Hebrews 12:5-11, we were actually told that if we don’t face challenges, it’s a signal that our sonship is questionable.
It is painful to pass through challenges, but the result it produces far outweighs the test.
James equally admonishes us to rejoice when we face difficulties in life. James 1:4 (MSG) said we should not try to get out anything prematurely.
But is it what we see in our society today?
Many have been taught that once they ‘come’ to Jesus, all their problems are over. This is a half-truth or even false teaching. This is the reason for the half-baked believers we have today.
Jesus, Himself had to endure many tests for Him to become our perfect example.
Imagine if He stopped on the way?
This mindset becomes obvious in how we pray when difficulties come our way.
The way we pray virtually for everything, imagine if some people were praying for Joseph to be delivered from prison, or he himself praying to be delivered from Potiphar’s house, would he have become the deliverer of God’s people?
You must be sensitive enough to know the reason for the test you are facing like Joseph.
Ask, What has this got to teach me.
Sometimes, when we move far away from God, He may allow a test to come so He can get our attention back to him.
Like David in Psalm 119:71, he said his troubles were good for him, for they forced him to learn from God’s word.
Be sure the type of deliverance prayer you are praying to be delivered from has completed its job so that you won’t cut short God’s work on His molding process for you.
Joseph was tested and molded.
All things work together for those who love God. If you love God, be sure everything is working FOR and NOT against you. Rom 8:28
Gold goes into the fire before it becomes a precious metal, you must be tested before you become great.
And your challenges are a pointer to how great you will become.
No pain, No Gain.
You will come out successful in Jesus’s name.