It's Only A Test
In life we are approached with test daily, and the way we respond determines if we pass or fail. I believe that God sometimes gives us test just to see if we believe he can do any and everything. We all say, “oh I know God got me, I'm not worried about nothing.” But in reality, we are still stressing and worried about the situation. It’s easy to say we believe God will fix everything, but the real challenge comes when the bills are due, and you have no money, your health is acting crazy, and you just can’t get better or you’re already behind on bills, and lose your job, that’s when you are really being tested.
Let’s be honest, when we are in these situations it’s easy to say something like, “God take control, because I'm leaning and depending on you Lord” but these are just words! We tell God to take control of the situation then we stay up at night worried, can’t sleep, can’t eat and still trying to figure things out.
But the thing is when you are stressing about a situation you gave to God, then you have failed the test.
See when you actually give your life and situations to God, then all you have to do is walk like its already been done, and let God handle it. I was recently given a faith test, and I'm not going to lie... I failed... But the great thing about God is even when we fail our faith test he always gives us a chance to correct our mistakes.
So, let me tell you about my faith test, last week I received some test results from my doctor about my diabetes. I have always battled with my diabetes, but lately I have been eating right, working out, losing weight and really doing everything I need to do. But my doctor called me last week and said my A1C (diabetic numbers) is worse than it has ever been, and on top of that she thinks there is a possibility I may have heart failure. She had told me when I was in her office that if my numbers were anything like my last year numbers I will be lucky to see age 32... (I’m 28) So when she called and said my numbers are worse than they had ever been my first thought was I am not ready to die.
I was doing everything I was supposed to do, all I could say was "God how could you let this happen. I don't deserve this"!
And that's exactly how I failed this test...
Instead of getting sad, losing sleep, crying, being scared, upset and questioning God I should have given the whole situation to God. I should have said ma’am the numbers may look like I'm not going to make it to 32, but clearly you don’t know who my daddy is, because he has the last say...
I should have gone straight into prayer and gave my health to God instead of getting myself worked up.
See the good thing is even though I failed the first time, I went back and corrected my mistakes. I gave every report to God and I said "Lord, you already know the outcome, so I am just leaning on you", and I meant every single word. And I have not worried or lost a night of sleep since I gave my health to God.
So, I say all this to say, it doesn't matter what the doctor says, it doesn’t matter what your bank account says, and it doesn’t matter what your situation looks like, all you have to do is Give it to God and let it go! God doesn’t need our help, so let's stop failing test when we already know what to do!
Scripture- So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10
Song -Love you forever ~Briana Babineaux