The word test reminds me of two things. It reminded of the life of being a college student and life.
College is one of the best and challenging parts of your life. Assignments can get pretty confusing. You need to learn how to navigate college life. You need to be able to learn time management skills and independence. Classes are much more detailed and complex then you think they are. Studying for tests can be quite annoying at times, but is worth it in the end. Tests are something I do not like about college, but I don’t study at the last minute. You do learn other valuable skills that will be important later on. You discover more about who you are, which allows you to be more open about yourself. You find a place to develop both spiritually and emotionally. You sometimes learn leadership skills, which will be very useful in the work place.
One of the things that happens at college is that you are constantly being tested. You are constantly being challenged. Sometimes you feel like your own faith is being challenged when you start hearing other people’s opinions about the bible and the meaning of faith. Sometimes you need to go outside of your comfort zone to have the best college experience possible. College allows you to have a bigger comfort zone. Sometimes when you are being challenged, it can be quite hurtful, but don’t let that get in the way of your college experience. Use the challenges you face as a teaching tool. The challenges can be so simple, but feel so difficult. Being challenged exists in both the academics and your peers. The academics pushes you to do your best. That can get extremely stressful, but the trick is to know how to deal with stress along with your emotions. Trusting in God actually makes college life even more enjoyable. He helps me make it through days that are very challenging like the day of a test or finals week or something like that. College takes a lot of strength and courage at times. Take advantage of the experiences you have and have the best college experience possible.
All of this prepares you for the future. Even past college, you are constantly being tested. I may still be in college, but I know that life is full of many hurdles. Some will be harder then others, but what matters is how you choose to handle them. There are times in college when things seem impossible like that assignment you are not looking forward to. Life is not supposed to be easy. It is supposed to challenge you and that is what makes you be the best you can be. Try to stay on the right path, which is the path of God. Never try to let the devil control you or your destiny. When times get dark, look towards the light. I am always hopeful and know that there is light in the midst of a broken society. Humanity is not completely lost.