Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. ~ James 1:12 |NASB
Approval only comes when your trial is over. The trial James refers to is the testing of your character, morals, and faith. If you lack these, I can tell you that there won’t be much pressure.
Faith is your approval guaranteed. It doesn’t take much and all God asks is that you use the measure He bestows upon you as an act of good faith.
God doesn’t ask for a co-sign or collateral…He offers himself in exchange for you—straight trade. What a deal! Not to mention a life-long crown that we will continually throw at His feet.
Your approval has been pre-authorized and awaits your signature—one of the lines in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Make sure you’re ready to receive the crown!