All of us are good at rejecting Gods trials. When we are put in a situation that tests our faith, many of us crumble. Instead of leaning on God and accepting is control over the situation, we instead try to fix our problems ourselves. One thing that I have found out in my life is that God gives me trials to teach me something. When the situation is difficult, it should be embraced as a time for growth. Looking for our solutions to trials in our lives is easy. It takes a considerable amount of faith to let God control the situation and its outcome.
Rejecting Gods trials inevitability leads to more trials. When we do not learn our lesson with the test at hand, God continues to allow other trials to happen in our life. I know in my life, I have been backed into a corner by God until I finally submitted to the lesson that he was teaching me. The thicker our head is, the harder he makes the trial for us. In a game of endurance, God will always win. When you keep pushing your problems to the side and not dealing with them, you will eventually hit a wall. Sometimes when we hit that wall, we squirm just like an ant under the heat of the suns rays through a magnifying glass. Other times we will cry out for mercy and ask God to deliver us from our situation.
Rejecting Gods trials turns into disobedience.
If you look at someone that struggles with a substance abuse issue, they keep on keeping on. Until one day their addiction takes their life or stops them in their tracks. There may be many trials they face through their addiction like losing their job or even their family. All of these actions turn into disobedience of God. Along the way during their struggle, God will put trials in their life. These tests serve as warnings as what is to come if this lifestyle continues down this path. At the same time, the person runs farther and farther away from God. When you run away from God, you open up a door for Satan to act. The lies and deceit are masked by another round of substance abuse.
The same situation can apply to any struggle in our lives. Rejecting Gods trials will allow more and more tests to enter our lives. Things will keep getting worse until we finally break. The only way things get better when we break is when we turn to God. If we break and keep going down our path, who knows what lies ahead.
2 Peter 3:9 NASB 9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.