But, am I really under trial?

From my email Daily Bible Verse:

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. (NIV)

James 1:12

Comforting words.  But are they for me?  Am I really under trial?


m I under trial because I work too much?  Or have a hard time saying no when someone asks me to do something?  Or when I eat too much and exercise too little?

Reading the morning news about another earthquake in Japan, the conflict in Libya, the country's budget that is way out of control…is my lack of sleep because of the things I put on my agenda really my “trial?”

Don't get me wrong. I'm not asking for bad stuff to happen just so that I can be tested.

But it gives me pause to think that, if and when that day really comes, will I be ready?

I hope so.

I pray so.