“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” – Hebrews 12:1
3rd year had been a tough battle. It was not just about testing our intellectual capacity, but our attitude and character as well. The worst in me had been revealed, and what is within my heart had been brought to the surface. I have come to know more about myself – my attitude problems, my dross. Each day had its own circumstance that cunningly tried me. I wept. I endured sleepless nights. These were no ordinary struggles on the external. It’s actually all about the warfare against the forces within – my negative human tendencies.
The circumstances were completely different each day but they all tell a unified message, “I have to put my dependence on God.” I cannot do things on my own.
Purification is a painful process, but through that process you will come to know more about God’s faithfulness, mercy, and grace.
“I may not yet be where I need to be. But I thank God; I am not where I used to be.” -unknown
The tests had not been easy. But through it all, God’s grace sustained me.