“Who can find a Virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.” -Proverbs 31:10 NKJV
What are you worth?
Diamonds are formed deep within the earth – about 100 miles deep! While buried there it looks nothing like a diamond. Rather dirty, uncharacteristic (- like the lead of a no.2 pencil) and unknown. This uncharacteristic, unknown, you may even say insignificant small mineral must withstand the process of its environment- and looks COMPLETELY different.
The Process: Take a small amount of carbon mineral and allow an incredible amount of heat to be applied. Temperatures around the range of 2200 degree F. Yes. That high! It still look dirty and unattractive; however, all of unnecessary elements and components are being purged and removed from the rock. It is being purified.
The high temperatures aren’t sufficient. Now apply an incredible amount of pressure to the element, 750,000 pounds per square in. Its structure becomes organize and features stabilize into a beautiful lattice. Then it is rush to the earth’s surface and allowed to cool.
May be like me you’ve went through ‘heat’ a long time. Physical and relational pain, lost, discrimination and “the junk” you weren’t looking to get, but got. Don’t grow tired. Don’t get weary!
Now Pressure is at your door. You’re pursuing a better career, but the pressure hurts. You are wanting to start non-profit organization, charity or mission- but the pressure is overwhelming. You’re trying to complete your degree, but the pressure. Then faithful pressure we receive from loving family and concerned supervisors- though we know deep down it is exactly what you needed!
Do not give up. This message may not be for you. Perhaps a friend of yours who is struggling in a specific area. Perhaps they are trying to draw closer to God, but have been unsuccessful. Temptation hard to avoid. Strongholds difficult to break. Maybe you know someone that’s have been raped or abuse and asking, “How could God allow this to happen?”
Believe me, Friend. Be encouraged! This is not in vain.
Do not give up. Do not lose heart, for God- the Master Designer- is making something that will display His Glory!
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
Shine like a Diamond!