Fighting Through the Test

I recently heard one of our physical therapist tell someone, “well just as when you were a child you had to learn to crawl first and then you could walk and from there you could run.”

I thought about the statement and how true it was, not only when we are regaining our strength, but in so many aspects of our lives.

Losing weight has been a battle for me, but I’ve been learning how to change my stinking thinking and to live a healthier lifestyle.  This is part of the crawling stage.

Now, I’m learning to pull myself up and to implement all that I’ve learned and put it into action.  Living a life with these changes in place is the walking stage.

But, I look forward to the day when these changes are so ingrained within me that they are second nature.  This is the running stage.

In physical therapy, the patients have to continue to fight and work hard to become stronger.  The same is true for all of us.   Regardless of what our battle is, we have to fight through the test.  If we do not stop fighting we will become stronger and eventually win the race.

We all have battles and struggles, and in the process, we have to learn to first crawl, then walk and finally to run.

We are promised that “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”   {James 1:12}

When we stand the test, we will be rewarded.

What test are you learning to run through?  What test have you won?


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