What are trials? Trials are God’s vices of life. A "stress test" if you will. Have you ever had a stress test? Do you ever feel like the very life is being squeezed out of you from the inside out? True enough it is…squeezing your “life” out of you, that you might die to self. Scripture states that unless a seed falls to the ground and dies there can be no life. So it is with us…we must die to our own ideas, our own way of doing things, old habits, patterns, and scripts we learned in our family of origin that we incorporated to keep us safe, or to find love…looking in all the wrong places. Jesus says, “We must lose our life to find life so God can live His life through us.