Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. -- 2 Timothy 2:15
As students, when we have an exam in school, we enter a time of preparation in order for us to pass the exam and eventually pass the grade. The more difficult the exam is, the more time we take to prepare. The key is to prepare in advance. The same happens with God. We are aware that we have exams or tests, but they prepare us to move to a new level.
Something that brought me success as a student was to never leave studying for last minute. I would study daily, and when the test came, it was easy for me to pass it because my preparation time was habitual. With life in the spirit, we must not prepare just because we have a trial to face, but we must be ready for when the test comes. This way, we can deal with it and come out of it triumphantly. This is to say, when you are not in a trial, prepare for when a trial does come.
Lord help me to prepare myself when it comes to my spiritual life. Please help me to be prepared for when the trials come. Please help me to be able to overcome temptations. I want to be strong and be strengthened in my life and come to you as an approved worker.
Today I will set a time to prepare to be ready for when trials come.