How Can You Receive Greater Assignments if You Can’t Pass the Current Test?

Have you ever wondered why is this happening to me?  Or what good can come of this situation?  Of course you have.  God tests us in many ways and it’s how we respond that shows our maturity in Christ.  Psalm 66:10 NIV. For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.

No one wants to be seen as a pushover, or someone who is taken advantage of.  But perhaps by giving more rather than taking we are more pleasing to the Father.  As you learn to walk with the Lord the conviction you feel in your spirit is what guides you.  When you feel like to striking back or giving up, but something inside tells you to be patient, that’s the Holy Spirit speaking.  John 16:8 AMP. And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment:

By holding your tongue and controlling your anger you are showing patience and restraint.  Anger never gets us anywhere and it only leads to victory for the enemy.  The last thing you want to do is give Satan a foothold, and reason for the Lord not trust you for bigger things.  Think about it.  The situations when we are most tested are the proving grounds for greater assignments.  I don’t know about you but I live for greater assignments.  I want to do more for the Lord and that’s not gonna happen if I fail the test before me.  The book of Job is the ultimate trial one can face and we all know what happened in the end.  Job 42:10 NIV. After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.

The next time you feel you are pushed to the limit I encourage you to take a step back, take a deep breath and then pray.  After turning your situation over to the Lord and continuing to be patient, I assure you results will happen.  Pass the test you are currently facing, and then let God lead you to greater assignments.

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