Passing the Test!
In life….we have so many lessons to learn! Some are much harder than others…but yet they are grooming us for what is around the corner. When we look at our struggles as ‘tests’, it puts a new & different spin on them. It almost makes them exciting in a way because we can embrace that by passing them…we get promoted!
There is a passage in the bible which speaks about the Israelite’s journey through the desert. It was not too long ago that I learned the details of their trip. I was blown away that the journey was supposed to take them 11 days and it last over 40 years!!! Why…you may ask? Because, they kept on going around the same mountain over and over and over again.
The relevance of that story fascinates me because it is so true to who we are. Each ‘mountain’ so to say that is presented to us is a test which should produce a valuable lesson. When we pass the test…just like being in school or having a performance review….we are then promoted to a higher level. Our character is being stretched to show what we are made of. And what comes out of us…has to come from inside of us! What’s in our heart…comes out of our mouth.
Reminding ourselves that this is truly a part of our spiritual journey and progress is so encouraging. It will give us a grateful heart verses a complaining one. Because remember…when you complain, you remain!
With belief & gratitude…
Finding the ‘joy in the journey’