Updated: Jun 3, 2019
Have you ever asked God, "why am I going through this again" , "did I do something wrong"? I can raise my hand and assuredly say, I have. This season in my life has brought about much change, and in that change I acquired many questions for God. I wanted to know what he was doing, what was his action plan and how soon he would implement it. As you may or may not know, many of those answers where not provided to me in the time frame I desired them to be...because that is not how faith works. Faith is the substance of things unseen and things hoped for.
While cleaning up my house I began to talk to the Lord asking him why. Why now, why me, why do it this way and why again. I began to ask God, "Did I not pass the test the first time"? Then he answered, and I love when he answers. God usually speaks to me in a visual context, because I am a visual learner. He said this, "When you were in elementary you learned how to add and subtract, middle school geometry, high school algebra. Did you say after elementary entering into middle school 'I already took math class, why again'? No, daughter, you passed the last test, now you are in a test that is requiring you to advance in your faith just as you were scheduled to advance in your math skills.
Sometimes, its not about failing the test, its about advancing to the next class to understand that situation, topic, content area in a deeper way.