“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined. Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.” Isaiah 48:10 (NLT)
What’s limiting you from being who God meant for you to be?
God can use your trials to eliminate whatever is holding you back.
Most of us have had those stressful times in life when decisions get overwhelming, and critics are talking. But sometimes, God uses heat in your life to burn off the stuff that’s tying you down. You just need to trust God through the pain.
God’s process of refining you is like making silver and gold. When either material is heated up, all the impurities burn off, then you’re left with 100 percent gold or silver.
If you ask a silversmith how to know when silver is pure, he’ll tell you it happens when you can see your reflection while looking into the cauldron.
God knows you are purified when He can see His own reflection in you because you’ll look more like Jesus Christ.
Only God can use the trials in your life to make you more like Jesus.