Your proving ground is not an easy experience and it is not meant to be. It is your time of work; a time to use what you know and to test the foundation of your house for cracks–faults that if not found now, could cause you great harm down the road when I will use you in a much greater capacity.
Do not seek to be free of the proving stage and do not run from it. Your acceptance will define your maturity level and enable you to grow. Trust Me in this. I will leave you in this for a season, but the length of time lies solely up to you and how you handle this. It’s not about punishment, so don’t think of it as such, but realize that it is all for good; all for growth and to refine you.
When you see clearly…
Mentor those I send your way…
In a gentle and kindly way–as you would have someone mentor you.
Your task is at hand
I AM with you!
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” I Peter 4:12
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?–unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” II Corinthians 13:5
“Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For thy steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to thee.” Psalms 26:2-3
“Search me, O God and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalms 139:23-24
“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12