Author: Ryan Pearson
Many people ask the question 'Does God test our faith?'. Does our faith get tested, I would have to say yes. Is it God giving us a test, I would have to say no.
I believe the way you look at the answer to this commonly asked question, really depends on your views of what or who God is. Many people believe that God is a powerful white bearded man that lives up in the sky sitting on a throne in the sky. In this belief system, God watches over every person's life and rewards the people who are 'good' and punishes the people that are 'bad'. In this way of believing, I can see how these people would think that the white bearded God would test people's faith, just to make sure they are not lying about their faith.
If we look at this from a metaphysical point of view then God is an all loving universal creative energy that is one with all people, animals, plants, planets, stars, objects and space. In this belief system we are all a part of that creative source, therefore we are creating our own reality all of the time.
Moving forward I will use the name God to represent the creative source energy that is 'all that is'. We were created in the image and likeness of God, which means that we have the creative power of God.
Our tool we use for creation is our subconscious mind, you can even call it your 'God Mind'. Our subconscious mind is filled with thoughts, beliefs and ways of viewing the world that have been fed into it throughout our entire life. It is the thoughts and beliefs in our subconscious mind that reach out and create our external reality.
It is our beliefs that create our thoughts, our thoughts create our external reality. Faith, then is an absolute belief. 100% faith means no doubt.
In order for us to create on the most powerful levels, we must have absolute faith. In order for us to step into living our Divine Purpose, we must have absolute faith. For us to break the chains of lack and mediocrity, we must have absolute faith in our God given right to prosperity, abundance and greatness.
Sometimes, due to our subconscious programming throughout our entire life, we are unable to just all of a sudden have absolute faith in something over night. There is sometimes a process that we need to practice, that will get us closer to the creative source within us to strengthen our conscious connection to God. It is only through our connection to God, that we can truly have complete faith.
For many of us, we live our lives caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, that keeps us more connected to our minds, which is ego, rather than to our hearts, which is God. To truly strengthen our conscious connection to God, we must practice quieting our minds, slowing down in our lives and taking time to know the God within us and within every space and particle of the infinite Universe. To do this, we must take time for daily meditation, exercise, yoga, being in nature and anything else that allows us to quiet our minds and focus in on our oneness with the creative source, God.
As I said in the first paragraph, I do believe that our faith does get tested. Our faith gets tested when we do not have 100% faith, because without 100% faith, there is still some doubt. It is that little bit of doubt that keeps us from fully manifesting, what we think we have faith in. Therefore, I don't believe that it is God that test our faith. We test our own faith. We create situations in our lives that will test our faith, so that we can prove to ourselves that we do have complete faith.
When we have mostly faith, but there still remains that little bit of doubt, we must create situations in our lives that will help us release all of that remaining doubt. We will create situations that will put our faith to the test, that will take us to that pressure point, where we have to make a decision. We have to decide whether we will get caught up in our minds and try to figure out a way to make the situation better, or stay calm and peaceful and have absolute faith that the all loving God will take care of us and everything will work out for our highest good. When you choose faith in these moments, all doubt is erased forever. If you choose to get caught up in your mind and let your ego take over, you may find an immediate solution to the problem at hand, however the solution is temporary, and you have shown yourself that you really do not have faith, and that doubt will remain, until the next test. Faith comes first, then comes the opportunity to prove it to yourself, not to God, but to yourself.
God is all loving and non judging. It is us that needs proof of our faith, not God.God is absolute faith. It is through our connection to God that we become absolute faith.
Ryan Pearson is an Inspirational Speaker, Author and Master Life Coach. He is co-host of the very popular internet radio show, 'Empower Hour Radio'. Listen, now, to a replay of one of Ryan's life transforming radio shows. Go to http://www.empowerhourradio.com