Assistant : Diamond Assistant
Who doesn’t want to be a very shiny diamond, admired for its value as well as by its process?
Truthfully, we all want to be that diamond!
But the big question is the following: “Are you aware of the process by which it passes through until it gets to be this precious stone?”
We are like a rough stone, ready to be polished, or not … it all depends on our decision!
The process is painful because it involves passing through several stages and if we are not willing to pass through them, we will never become a precious diamond in the Work of God.
The steps are:
1st) Cut – This process is the one where we need to be radical, against our own “I”, our own wills, “selfishness”. We need to “cut” the evil by the root. I’ll share a simple example: Leaving the friends that do not share the same Spirit, that is, not just those friendships that you once had, but especially those that are beside you, in the same “boat”, but live for themselves.
2nd) Stoning – This phase is the most time consuming because it requires for me to be attentive to my impulses, thoughts, feelings. And unfortunately not everyone is sensitive to this process, because they let themselves be dominated by their human nature. Practical example: When you are reprimanded or called to reason, you quickly have an answer at the tip of your tongue, or within yourself there is a “sea” of complaints and murmurings.
3rd) Grinding – This step is where we must look within ourselves and “grind” our interior, in order to take out all the debris that prevents us from developing with God. Example: Comparing yourself with other assistants; dependent of praises and recognition; etc.
4th) Polishing – This treatment only happens when we have gone through all the steps mentioned above. We are only going to get the “shine” after all this process and it is not for our glory … but the brightness of God’s power in our lives.
I would like for you to think of this whole process and for it not to just stay in your consciousness, but from today on begin to become that diamond … at all costs!
Remember that it is you who decides!
Leave your comment and tell me if you had ever done this type of analysis.