Recently met an amazing lady. She is an artist and has a wonderful outlook and vision into lives and hearts. She said that diamonds are created with great force and stress. Diamonds have to be under extreme heat, near 800 degrees and the utmost atmospheric pressure. (I had to do some research). I am not sharing this to describe why diamonds are expensive...but that deep down inside us all are diamonds. Diamonds that don't come through overnight, diamonds that have been through terrible stress, strain, and pressure.
This just caught my attention and my heart. Thinking through the pain and suffering of what I went through and what the abuse has done to me...somewhat culminates several of my blogs lately.....what happened to me -- has made me who I am today. For someone to say that they can see my diamonds....what a compliment. The biggest thing I got out of that was -- finally the pain, the darkness, the ache isn't showing through :) Finally the forgiveness, the understanding, the time that I take to work through me and what I have been through is working.
Diamonds...what a concept. Think about anything painful you have been through in your life. Maybe not painful, maybe it was hard, stressful, just flat tough. Maybe it was struggling through college, or dealing with the death of a loved one, or being raped, or being sexually abused as a child...how about being bullied (many go through this now--even adults), maybe a health issue, loss of a job.
But if we continue to let all those circumstances run our lives....we will never see our diamonds, but especially no one will see the diamonds within us. Finding your fogiveness for whatever your situation is....finding your ability to move past it and not letting it control you....will make all the difference in your life, it will take you to a new level!!
Your diamonds will start to sparkle inside and out.....find your VOICE and your ULTIMATE FORGIVENESS and I know that your DIAMONDS will be out for everyone to see.
With love to all...praying for lives to be changed.
(Reb....hope you are okay with my adaptation -- learn so much from you in a short amount of time :) )