Jeremiah 11:20 tells us that God test our hearts, emotions and thinking powers. When we want to test something we put it under pressure to see, if it will do what it says it will do. We look to see if it will hold up under stress James 1:2-4 says that tests bring out what is in us. In times of trial we become best acquainted with ourselves and with what we are capable of doing. God is not impressed with what we say we will do . He is impressed with what we prove we can do under pressure. Sadly many people do not make it past the testing point , and they go around the same proverbial mountain.