Testing will cost

Fulfilling my purpose
Requires testing.
Testing will cost
Jesus’ purpose
cost Him,
His life

Testing isn’t meant
to destroy me,
but to make me
more dependent
On God.

God is asking
For my surrendered life.
Testing will cost me,
laying down
my fleshly desires,
my pride,
my insecurities,
my selfishness,
my judgmental and critical attitudes,
And comparison.

My purpose will cost me.

Jesus saw the reward
before Him and
counted His testing as joy.

I must stay focused
on the reward.
I must stay focused
As I’m tested,
And pruned,
And tried by fire.
I need to look
at my determined purpose
to know Him more.

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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