Three important life lessons from Diamonds
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. They are Rare, Beautiful and Valuable. Just like ourselves ladies. We are all beautiful, unique and valuable. There are also some other common attributes that we share with these precious minerals which form three important life lessons.
No two diamonds are the same
Not all diamonds are created equal. In fact, every diamond is unique. Diamonds come in many sizes, shapes, colours, and with various internal characteristics.
Like diamonds, you are also uniquely created as God's masterpiece (eph 2:10). No one has the same mixture of experience, family, gifts, talents and passions as you. Lisa Bevere perfectly captures what this means for us in her book, Without Rival where she says, “when you discover that God created you uniquely, you won’t spend your life trying to copy everyone else”.
No one wins with comparison, you are either left proud or defeated. God created us purposefully; not the same. Your calling is unique and ‘Without Rival’.
Diamonds are formed under pressure
Diamonds are formed by immense pressure and heat in the earth's mantle. They then travel on a journey of being pushed up to the surface to then be mined. How true is that about life? Life's ‘pressures’ through trials and troughs will create in us a beautiful reward. They may take time to get to the surface and to shake off the dust but what remains is a beautiful diamond. James talks around trials and tell us to, “count it all joy” (James 1:2 ESV). There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
No one gets to the top of their game without being embarrassed at something they did or said, without receiving a ton of constructive feedback and making a whole heap of mistakes. This process of learning is like the pressure of a diamond. Keep pushing, don't give up and you will have a diamond once you are done.
No diamond is ‘perfect’
When these beautiful diamonds have withstood all that pressure and are on their journey upwards, little flecks of matter embed themselves into the diamond. What this means is that no diamond is perfect, they all have an imperfection somewhere.
Breaking new ladies, we are the same! None of us are perfect or left without our battle scars. No matter how put together someone looks or how eloquent they speak, we are all the same and are battling our own issues. The great thing is that we don't need to be perfect and all put together for we are made whole in Christ. We are sufficient through his sufficiency (2 Cor 3:5).
Keep Shining !!