Challenging Thought for Today: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
It’s post finals here at the University. Yesterday was the last scheduled exam for the semester. As I walked to my last class last week, I overheard a student talking on the phone. She said, “I love his tests!” She then paused for a minute before she continued. “Do I do well on his test? No, but that’s my fault.”
I wasn’t privy to the rest of the conversation, but what I did hear intrigued me. I wondered if she loved something that she was not putting forth an effort to be good at or if she was in one of those classes that none of the students do particular well in due to the nature of the subject.
Either way, it made me think of the test and trials that are a daily part of our lives. I can’t think of a time when I have said aloud or even consciously thought, “Lord, I don’t do well on your tests, but I sure do love taking them.” Have you? Should you?
Your Friday challenge: Think about the greatest test before you right now. Remember our challenge quote for today, consider Philippians 1:6, and remain confident that whatever work God began in you, he is able to complete.
You may have to take the test more than once to pass the class, but as the song goes, “there is no failure in God.”
Think on these things.