Testing will cost

Fulfilling my purpose
Requires testing.
Testing will cost
something.
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.

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