Monday, February 6, 2012

Stress in a Good Way


     My friend, Sherry, and I were recently talking about the huge diamond found at Murpheesboro a couple of weeks ago.  It is worth 20,000 dollars and we both agreed if we had found it, then 'SOLD' would be our first thought.
     According to a recent study in the journal Nature, they think the recipe for a diamond is as follows:
Bury carbon dioxide 100 miles into Earth.  Heat to about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.  Squeeze under pressure of 725,000 pounds per square inch.  Quickly rush towards Earth’s surface to cool.
     Have you ever felt like you were under that kind of pressure?  We are under all kinds of pressure everyday in our lives in order to survive like atmospheric pressure, blood pressure, etc.  Sometimes extra pressure can make us feel uncomfortable or change us. It can be a good thing if handled according to His will.  God allows us to undergo the pressure of trials because He is transforming us into a precious diamond for His glory.  We too are as filthy and dirty as charcoal but with Him in our lives, we too can become a shiny gem in His eyes.
     So the next time your blood pressure is near stroke level and you're sweating bullets, then just cool it down quick. Realize whatever the stress is, that it is part of God's plan in making you into something better.