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Any test that comes your way has already passed through God’s assessment center and He has verified that it is not more than you are able. When the devil brings those tests and trials to destabilize you, God desires a unique kind of glory through your life. The glory that God desires from your life is similar to that which a good teacher desires from the life of his students facing an external examination.

When you overcome the devil’s worst assault with the faith and knowledge of God that you have acquired, God literally boasts with your life as He did with Job. He wants to say, “that is My son, he is using My wisdom!” God has kept His hidden wisdom ordained for our glory and it is in those times of testing that His glory shines forth. Don’t embarrass God by failing the enemy’s test.

You may not be imprisoned like Joseph but you may have to go through a season of isolation like he did. Such periods of isolation are to sharpen your intimacy with the Lord and develop your gift—just like Joseph. You may not face a giant like David, but you may need to overcome an ancestral Goliath that has been limiting members of your family.

If a test or trial shows up, it means you are able (or supposed to be able), but God won’t allow you to face a test He has not prepared you for and He won’t keep you away from it because He wants glory through your life.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive the sensitivity to receive every strength you are fortifying me with in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: 2 Kings 6:1-7:20, Acts 15:36-16:15, Psalm 142:1-7, Proverbs 17:24-25