Faith tested produces endurance

Faith tested produces endurance.

James is one of those books I love to read and study. I am always challenged, encouraged and convicted in my area of faith. We all want to stand before our Father and hear well done my good and faithful servant.

I also want to be a man of “TRUE” biblical faith, that doesn’t let the circumstances and cares of this world dictate his faith.

James 1:2-4

Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Faith tested produces endurance.

James says that when our faith is tested our endurance has a chance to grow. What a concept that is so simple but true. Without the testing of our faith, how would we know if we had true and sustaining faith? It is in the testing of our faith that the true character of a person is exposed. Kind of like the old saying, when you squeezed a lemon, lemon juice comes forth, so what comes forth from me when I am squeezed? While neither I, nor any of us are perfect, what should come forth in trials and tribulations is the lasting and enduring faith that God, who brought me this far, will NOT leave nor forsake me. He is allowing our faith to be tested and tried and endurance to be increased.

Much like an athlete preparing for a race, he is working hard to increase his endurance so that he will be ready when the time comes for his challenge. We should be prayed up, studied up and have a heart that is geared up, when the trials come our way. It is too late, once we are hit with adversity, to try and get a quick fix of God. A distance runner does not wait until the week of the race to prepare. He has spent months, if not years, preparing himself for the race. We, as believers, should be prepared at any moment for whatever comes our way.

The result of being fully developed and ready will be a person who has strong character and ready for ANYTING. The true mark of a man/woman is not who he is in the good times, but in those times of hurt, pain and agony. For anyone can walk in the light of good days. Only a person who is well prepared and disciplined in His word and His faith will be ready when the hard times come their way.

Am I ready, geared up and prepared for those times? The scriptures encourage us to put on the full armor of faith. Prepare ourselves for battle, because the enemy is roaming to and fro waiting to devour those who are walking in step with Jesus.

Faith tested produces endurance.

I want to be a man who has been tested and found faithful.

Faith tested produces endurance.

One Reply to “Faith tested produces endurance”

  1. Even if you fall down during the race, you need to persevere, endure, get back up and finish the race. We all need assistance in this life race to finish the race.

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