Even though God will not allow you to be tested more than you are able, some believers think, “If my ability is very low, God will not allow any test to come my way.” that is untrue.
In Luke 13:6-9, the owner had been coming to look for figs on the fig tree but found none. Firstly, there were many trees in the vineyard but this fig tree was the one being evaluated. Secondly, there was a vine dresser who was responsible to do the work of pruning this particular fig tree and thirdly there was the owner of the vineyard expecting a harvest.
In my observation, I see that God gives every believer three years to bear fruits after which He will come for a harvest. Make sure that you have passed your tests in those three years and you have produced fruits of Christian character and won souls for Christ. John 15:1-2, Jesus says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” Some branches are thrown away and burnt off (John 15:6).
If a Christian refuses to bear fruit up to a level of divine investment, he or she would have to face some fire, and that is when you see a Christian facing tests and his reaction and manifestation as a result of that test is not different from that of an unbeliever.
PRAYER: Lord, give me another chance to bear fruits commensurate to your investment in my life. I will not be an unprofitable servant in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: 2 Kings 4:18-5:27, Acts 15:1-35, Psalm 141:1-10, Proverbs 17:23