God’s tryna put a little “test” in your “mony”. I’ll admit that I want a good testimony, but I don’t really want to go through any trials and test to get it. I’d rather live a comfortable life. But according to James 1:12, that’s not how it works.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
So if the blessing only comes with the testing, then I have to decide to go through rather than going around. The good news is that God has promised to walk with us through it, and then crown us on the other side of it.