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A Diamond In The Rough: Embracing a Beautiful Learning and Growing Process

Dear Friend, I have something to tell you that maybe you didn’t know!I I see you with your head down and tears flowing. I see the discouragement in your eyes. But, I’m here to tell you something that may have never crossed your mind: you are a diamond! Maybe a diamond in the rough but still very much a genuine diamond! Let me explain a bit. A diamond is a very precious gem. Many people desire to own their very own diamond. They’re a very expensive gem and very valuable!

A Diamond In The Rough

Diamonds are made deep down in the dark earth, under layers of hard crust. Down where the heat rages and the pressure is high. They are forming and becoming one of the world’s hardest substances. When the diamond is considered mature, it then goes through another process. A strong pressure forces it up through a long dark journey towards the surface, resulting in an eruption on the surface. Only then can miners go into these bowl-shaped pockets and collect these valuable gems to share with the world.

Already A Diamond

That, my dear friend, is you. You are that diamond that is being made in the dark. Pressure is straining you to your limits and the heat is coming from all sides. You’re being formed in the depths of your darkest moments in life. But you are a diamond! Before the world sees just how valuable and precious you are, you are already a diamond! A diamond in the rough!

Learning and Growing

Those crushing blows of failure when you know you totally got it all wrong and made a mess of the situation. The harsh moments of rejection when a loved one walks away. The heartache when your child makes a wrong choice that affects the entire family. And, the depressing days of feeling alone are not a loss. Your dark valley is not becoming a waste of precious days!  

My friend, take one moment to see your life from the big perspective. This dark season of your life needs to be embraced! The darkness is just a part of the shaping and growth process of all diamonds in the rough. This darkness is cultivating wisdom that will be of value to hundreds of other people. You will be able to offer true sympathy and wise advice because you have had first hand experience. This will give them the hope they may need to take one more step through their own dark journey. Each circumstance that you go through is training you to present your pricelessness! You, as a diamond in the rough, are being refined and made into perfection for the work you are created to do! 

Becoming a Diamond

Each day of this dark process you are being made stronger. Just like the diamond in the rough becomes stronger one moment at a time, you too are becoming a strong force that will serve you well! Darkness, pressure and heat will not crush you. You will learn how to use these wonderful elements to grow and become more beautiful! Learning to love the hard will make you into a thriving, priceless gem that will serve the world value! So, my friend, through the darkness, heat and pressure that you are facing in this season of your life, I want you to remember this one thing: you are a diamond! No matter if the world sees your true priceless value yet, you are a diamond in the rough! And you are a gem!  

Lynette Conley

Lynette is a Southern belle transplanted to central Pennsylvania. She lives with her little gentleman who is an avid Lego-lover and her little princess who loves to read and draw. She loves designing and has put that passion to work by creating her own children’s clothing line. After finding the courage to leave a failing marriage she realized that there were so many other women who needed to find their own courage. As she shared her heart and the new things she was learning about bravery, she felt drawn to reach a helping hand to those coming behind her. That launched an opportunity to touch many more lives through writing and mentoring. She's excited to grow and learn in this We Community and hopes that her writing will encourage all who read!

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