Each of us experiences difficult and painful times in our lives. Perhaps it is the loss of a job, a relationship breakup or the loss of a love one. Whatever it is and no matter how much we think we have prepared ourselves for it, and even if we knew it was coming, we still feel blindsided by it. Our very foundation is shaken. And we feel like we are being put through a terrible test. Or so it seems.
But what if you went through a life without any experience that felt like a test? One might be even tempted to wish for that. Yet when you reached the end of this lifetime on earth you would pass on without ever having known what you were made of, without knowing your true strength and character and without anything to take from this experience into the life after this life.
So perhaps our tests are not really tests at all. What if all of these difficult experiences were God’s way of allowing us to see who we really are and how much progress we are making in our lives? What if it was all just to remind us that the real value we bring to the world is us, just the way we are, perceived imperfections and all? And what if our jobs, family and relationships were not designed to be our source of our own happiness or self worth but instead simply mirrors to show us where we are placing our own value? What if everything in life is simply designed to return us to ourselves so that we can fully experience divine love in ourselves and share it with others?
You might be asking at this point how you can know if you passed the test. The answer is always yes no matter what it might look like in a single still frame taken from the video of your human experience. You did not come here to fail. You came here to find love, experience the love of God, the love you have for yourself and the love you share with others.
In short, we are never really tested although at times it can sure feel that way. Instead, we are given life experiences to remind us just how much we are loved by God and the universe who are always working for our highest good.
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