Diamond or Coal? by Barbara Williams

diamondI am a diamond..Whether I like it or not.

Coal is useful in holding heat which keeps others warm..But coal is also an air pollutant, is messy and eventually, burns out… and is easily replaceable.

I’m a diamond. There is not now nor will there ever be, another “me”…

Even when I try to convince myself or I allow others to convince me that I’m just another lump of coal…I commiserate with thoughts, people, and circumstances steeped in “impatience” or “ego” that tell me that it takes too long to become a diamond…

Diamonds are too expensive…
Not easily attainable…
Too much work to find, cherish and appreciate…EXACTLY!

To the human eye, I may appear flawed, but to my Creator, I am always perfect-inside and out. He is constantly polishing me and smoothing out my “rough edges”… Once I acknowledge, accept and surrender to what I have been created to be, I can no longer go back to a “coal-like existence”…

I’m a diamond…

I choose to Trust in The Process and release any thinking/people/circumstances that want to keep me in a coal-like state… Giving praise the Creator for helping me shine from within during the transformation process… Even when I appear to be or consider becoming complacent with being coal, The Creator helps me dig deeper within myself… It is then I see the coal crumble and the gleam of the diamond that I am shine through.

On the outside-The Creator assures me that the people that are meant to be a blessed presence in my life will dig deep to find me..And as a diamond, I am a blessing to others in being a unique and rare find that shines brightly in their lives…

Even when it appears my light has dimmed, I call on The Creator who is constantly polishing and shaping me so that I may continue to give Him the glory! I find the only time I am troubled is when I don’t remember my worth…

I’m a diamond…

With family and friends, at home, at work, in love…I AM A DIAMOND…

Ask yourself: Am I diamond or a lump of coal?

Allow yourself to be the diamond that The Holy Spirit created you to be and “shine on”

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