Everyone is always continually tested, to build faith, knowledge, and love.
For instance, you pray to Father, and you go to him and ask of him to help you with stop looking at the same/opposite sex in sexual ways. Internally,
he will do what is needed with a small measure, as in removing that desire from the mind. Then, he will test you to see if he has done enough, and
also see if you will do what is needed on your end. In the coming days, you will be tested. At the grocery store, Father places a woman that will
attract you, and he will evaluate what you will do. You see said woman, and you simply start thinking of others things that will occupy your mind,
and not occupy your own human desires.
You have passed your tests and Father will now give you more in ways of faith, knowledge, love, or even things that are needed for your daily.
Some may say, God does not tempt. This is true as we are given.
James 1:13-15 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each
person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and
sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Father places you in the path, and he will just evaluate what you will do, will you go right, or will you go left.
What happens when you fail your tests?
For example, Father has it written for you to receive something at a certain time, say it be your pair or a promotion from work. But, you fail your
tests in areas of patience, giving into things that are not needed, or simply not doing what he wants you to do.
The event of receiving will still happen, but it will just be pushed back to a later time, until he changes you internally in small instances until
you can pass your tests.
It is important to note, that Father will always provide, but it just may be of later now, because of something you did that he needs to work on you
on. I have seen many fall away, because they wanted it right now and it did not come. Father is not to blame, but they should have stepped back, and
evaluated themselves to see what they could have changed or done differently.
Texts from Scripture
- James 1:13-16 (NKJV) " Let no one say when he is Tempted, "I am Tempted by God"; for God cannot be Tempted by Evil, nor does He Himself Tempt
anyone. But each one is Tempted when he is drawn away by his own Desires and Enticed. Then, when Desire has Conceived, it gives Birth to Sin; and Sin,
when it is full-grown, brings forth Death. Do Not be Deceived, my beloved brethren."
- Jer 17:10 (NASB) "I, the Lord, search (EXAMINE) the HEART, I TEST THE MIND, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results
of his DEEDS."
Rev 2:19-20 Jesus says, “I know ALL the things you DO. I have SEEN your LOVE, your FAITH, your SERVICE, and your PATIENT ENDURANCE. And I can SEE
your Constant Improvement in all these things...."
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