|Are you a diamond in the making?|
I thank God for giving me the grace to write this blog in a way that is uniquely me. When I started this blog, I really was not sure about the format but as time goes on, it has been a bit clearer. God uses not only our strengths but also our uniqueness, that special something that differentiates us from others, for his glory. With that in mind, I would like to share this week’s blog in the format of a letter – Dear Father 2: Rough diamond. The first one, Dear Father, can be found HERE.
I thank you for trusting me with the work you have placed in my hands. I feel honoured to have the privilege of honouring you in this way. It still amazes me how you take the insignificant aspects of my life and make them significant. The very things I consider unusable are those you choose to use.
You and I are like two miners working in the same mine; I use a magnifying glass to observe the detailed aspects of my findings while you use a jeweller’s loupe. All I see are the weak, flawed and unclean areas magnified on a large scale. You on the other hand, see not only the encapsulating grit that makes me look like a lump of soil but much more than that; you see the potential of this rough diamond. The world would call me unfit, unqualified, a fake but you see me as a gem, a jewel in the making.
It is true that a lump of clay in the hands of a good potter can become a vessel of honour. Nurtured and pruned, a tree will not only grow but also thrive. I am thankful that I am in the hands of the best jeweller and an awesome farmer. May I become a vessel of honour unto you, a valuable gem and a prosperous tree in your Kingdom. Thank you for loving me and believing that I am worth dying for. Please give me the grace to continue to prove my love for you by walking in obedience. Love you lots ‘Baba mi’.
Funmi ‘Lahyorz’ Akinmade
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