Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
What do trials look like? It is different for every person. One person may go through a trial that wouldn't be considered a trial for another. One thing we do know and that is trials produce perseverance and if we seek help from God we need to trust that the help He sends is from Him.
On my journey through life patience is one of the trials that I go through. It is very tough for me. I'm a super, hyper active person and love to move a mile a minute and I love to complete many things all at once...yesterday. ;P I always remember my mom telling me to slow down, that I'm moving way to fast.
God has been teaching me patience and I remember my first lesson when I was 9 years old. I tripped, fell and broke my foot ending up in a cast for 8 weeks. Even with a cast on I didn't slow down. After the removal of the cast I found myself back in the hospital a couple of months later with another broken bone in my foot. By the time I moved into grade 7 I had in place 8 casts from different injuries all because I just moved too fast.
Just recently, on the time away that the family and I had, I went and had a session with an intercessor on hearing God. I was seeking council on a few family issues and the jist of the session came out with God trying to teach me patience and to give all control over to Him who is ultimately in control. I am learning that this trial I am going through is from God and He wants me to seek His wisdom and this wisdom that He is giving me is to S-L-O-W D-O-W-N! I think I am finally getting it. :s
The trial you are going through is unique to you and when you seek God's wisdom trust that what He puts in front of you is from Him. Obey the council He gives you and I guarantee that you will be very pleased with the outcome from the perseverance that you gain from the trial that you are in.