"Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs." -Malcolm Forbes

Diamonds were at one time just chunks of coal. Both are made strictly of carbon. Isn't it amazing that God would engineer something so wonderful as that? He planned for something black, dark, ugly, and otherwise useful only for burning, to become something so beautiful and treasured.

Do you know how a chunk of coal becomes a diamond? It occurs through a process involving intense amounts of pressure. Essentially, the coal is put under such extreme pressure and heat that it has no choice but to alter its structure into that of a diamond.

God is prepared to do this for you as well. It takes a lot of time to make a diamond from coal. Doesn't it make you feel pretty special that God would take that much time for you?

Not only does God find you so valuable that He is willing to take the time to convert you to a diamond, He also sees you as you are going to be. God knows in advance the beautiful creation He is going to transform you into. Diamonds aren't really beautiful when they are found in nature. After all that work, they still need to be cut and polished, just as we do.

God knew we needed people in our lives to sharpen us, to help us reach perfection in Him together. God intended it that way. Don't go it alone. Find friends and family who are willing instruments of God. God will use them to help hone you into not just a raw diamond, but also one that has been cut, polished, and is ready for Him to display as a tribute to His mighty power. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

God is ready and willing to make something beautiful out of each and every one of us. Pray today that He would enter your heart and begin to refine you into the diamond you are meant to be.

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