The Moments of Testing by Pastor Ed Young
Now if you are a believer, state the obvious that you are playing the Blame Game to your spouse, to your children, to your boss, to those people you know well. State the obvious. “I have been playing the Blame Game. I am wrong and I am sorry. No excuses, no alibis, no scapegoats, no reasons, no rationale, no explanations, it is because of me.” Stating the obvious.
The second finger, capture the moment. God tests us, you and me, to see will we blame or will we capture the moment as a teachable moment and grow because of it. Are you going to turn the time of testing into a time of temptation or will you keep it as a time of testing and grow because of it? Talk about capturing the moment, a true Kodak moment, one occurred for me a few days ago. A friend of mine asked me to go fishing. I went with him and he caught a 14 pound large mouth bass. We are talking about a sow, a lunker, a hog. It was a monster. He caught this fish which we later released, as I release all fish, but to lift her up I had to use two hands. We quickly put her in a bag with water and rushed to the dock and took photographs. We captured the moment. The moments, even the moments of testing, capture them. Take a snapshot of them and say, “God, I am going to use this. I want this to make a mark on my life. I am going to grow because of it.”
The third finger is, you have got to check the attitude. Constantly check your attitude because your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude when you are tested. What kind of attitude do you have?© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine