I hope you’re having an amazing day today, and I want to talk through the topic of when your faith is tested. So anything of value gets tested for its value, and the same is true in life. Anything that you’re doing that is going to be worth any amount of value is at some point going to get tested. Your resolve will be tested. The quality of your work will be tested. Relationships will be tested. Your systems will get tested. Everything eventually will be tested.
The first thing is not to be surprised when that happens, and also realize that as you build something of great significance, of greater value, the tests are going to be stronger. They’re going to be more difficult. They may last longer, because what’s being tested is your endurance, your stability, your strength. All of those things come into play.
There’s a verse that I want to read to you. It’s from I Peter chapter 1, and it is verse 7. It says this, “So that the tested genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that perishes though it’s tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” So what you’re building in this lifetime, what you’re working on in this lifetime is you’re building towards eternity, and so this is important. We want to invest our time, our resources, our talents into things that are going to endure that eternal test.
That isn’t your bank account. That’s not the number of cars that you own. It’s not the number of houses you have. It’s not the number of vacations you take every year. But ultimately what’s lasting is your relationship with God, and your relationship with people. And so regardless of what you’re doing from a professional standpoint, you want to be building into those things.
Am I building into people, and am I building in my relationship with God? Those are the things that are lasting, that have value, that withstand the test of time, that withstand any trial that can’t be taken away from you, and so these are the things that truly matter.
I Hope you take those words to heart today. Have an amazing day. If you haven’t already joined our private group, go to BiblicalGrowthStrategies.com and request to be a part of that group, and I’ll talk to you soon.