How much can you hold? Your physical capacity can be tested very easily by a show of strength. Can you hold a can of pop straight out in front of you for more than 30 seconds? Of course you can! How about a 12 lb sledgehammer? That might take some training and exercise. It’s the same with taking on all that life throws at us, and being ready to deliver the knock out punch.
What is your capacity for taking on what life gives you? Do you give in easily and then end up feeling like crap for the next few days until you find something else to take its place in your thoughts or actions? Do you tend to give in every time a temptation comes your way, seemingly stuck in a rut spinning your tires? Are you the personality type that has the capacity to take on a lot, but then the tiniest problem has you blowing your top, thus offending your closest friends and even hurting your family?
1 Corinthians says 13 “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it. “
I love that verse! Sure life sucks sometimes, and I feel like I can’t handle what’s happening. Knowing that I can stand on that verse when I feel defeated is a great encouragement! Yes it takes strong faith to grab on to that, and it definitely doesn’t say that you won’t be tested, but know that those tests are there for our benefit to be shaped and molded into what he wants us to become, and He will be glorifies by you in that.
Take the next opportunity to acknowledge that God is using that test to strengthen you and mold you into what He knows you can be. Gladly take that test and tell God you will make Him proud.