There’s something about sitting for examinations that make most people (I would have said everyone, but I don’t have the facts) scared and a bit jittery. Is it the fear of the unknown?
Then there are levels of fear in exams: there’s less fear when the exam is objective-based. The fear is heightened when it is theory (I haven’t assessed the fear of practical exams; perhaps, it’s the worst?). We like to know we have options, hence we feel more comfortable with objective-based exams. I wrote both theory and objective exams today. LOL. Of course, the same thing rang true during my preparation because I was more worked up about the theory part.
But there’s something good about exams: Promotion comes after Examinations. And so it is in our Christian walk. We should expect examinations if we want to grow spiritually. Let’s be rest assured that after the trial, our promotion will come. So in a way, I guess we should be happy when we are going through a trial because we know that God is about to promote us.
Food for thought:
The same way you won’t give a primary school student a university-grade examination, is the same way God will not give us examinations beyond our capacity.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”