#FaithBites #FaithJournal Diamond
You probably read the title of this #FaithBite and thought that was an oxymoron. Isn’t a Diamond the strongest material on Earth? If so, how can it be fragile? Before we get there, let’s talk about why this is the topic for today.
I know some very strong people. They are emotionally strong, willing to do anything for everyone, and put their heart and soul into every task. These people are always there, they use their passion to full in gaps, bend over backwards, and never seem to say know. They are considered to be a rock. Kinda like a diamond: precious, strong, eternal. I consider myself to be one of these people.
But what about fragile? Many of these people live by their hearts. While they are strong they can be shattered by a wrong comment or lack of appreciation. They feel that that slight is not about their actions but to their very soul and who they are.
I have been shattered into a million pieces many times over. It can be by a slight or lack of appreciation. You may not realize that a diamond,one of the strongest materials on Earth, can be shattered into a million pieces by one perfectly applied crack. A diamonds structure makes it extremely fragile to this type of crack.
There you have it a Fragile Diamond
You may not know who the fragile diamonds are. I can tell you that they are everywhere. This #FaithBite is as much for everyone as it is for the Fragile Diamonds.
The word tells us that while we are weak he is strong. We, through Christ will be delivered. Some tell us to suck it up or grow a pair or get a thicker skin but we aren’t to conform to this world. Through Christ, we will be renewed. Having this emense passion and strength are gifts from God that we need to use to change the world. While we are shattered from time to time, our pieces will be of the utmost value. Like a large diamond that could be worthless, it gains its value through skillful slicing
For the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to help you. We will bend over backwards and do everything that needs to be done. All we ask is for respect and appreciation. Treat us, well everyone for that matter, kindly. Involve us, appreciate us, and we will be your best resource in this world. We do this through the Power of Christ.
If you are a Fragile Diamond. Thank the Lord for your strength and your gifts. Ask him for continued strength when you are slighted and cracked. Find ways to use your gifts to help others while knowing you may be hurt.
If you aren’t a fragile Diamond, try to recognize the fragile diamonds out there. Reach out to them. Find ways to appreciate and comfort them.
We need both types to make the world go around.
I am willing to ask God for help in working with others and in knowing my strengths and limitations.