Refining is something that is impossible to ignore on your journey. Even if you hide under the table for the next 20 years, the refining process will seek you out and come looking for you! There is no escape!
What is refining?
Dictionary meaning: Refined, Refining:
1. to bring to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities:
to refine metal, sugar, or petroleum.
2. to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing; make elegant or cultured.
3. to bring to a finer state or form by purifying.
The refining process is placing you through major tough experiences to toughen you up for what’s coming ahead. To see if you are able, ready and willing to take the responsibility of what you yet cannot see. When a precious metal is refined, it’s first stuck into the burner to take out all impurities to enable it to be made elegant enough to showcase on your neck, wrist or finger. Only, it does not go through the refine process once, it goes through the refine process as many times as it takes to make it pure and ready to shine.
This refining process applies to you my friend and there is NO getting away from it. Your creator (to me God) will hunt you down, find you and make sure you experience this refinement. He wants to know if you are ready for the plan ahead he has ahead for you and he wants to know if you are ready to pull up your big girl/boy pants and take what is coming right on the end of your chin.
Believe me, I know only too well myself, that you can hide, but you will be sought out and have to face things that you were not aware of previously. This whole journey of self-discovery brings a brand new lesson every single day, and I have learnt to accept the refining process because I know he is testing me! That something is way huge that is about to happen and if I don’t keep one foot in front of the other during that refining process, and keep moving, he will consider me not ready and take it away, fast.
Have you not ever wondered why you have moments where everything is going so great and then suddenly BOOM! Everything feels like it goes tits up? Then you are in the centre of an experience that you are trying to wrap your head around? This is the refining process. Right in the middle of the storm is where he is watching how you react to that situation and how you face it.
Now, if you face this refining process with all your might, stay dedicated to your commitments no matter what, cut all excuses and face the whole thing head with diligent hands and work from a place of excellence. You will come out the other end all shiny and new and ready to be showcased to the world. What he had in store for you will happen, you will have matured what feels like 30 years, and you will have mass breakthroughs and understanding spiritual laws.
And if you don’t? Well, that’s the part you get placed back at the beginning again, and everything taken off you until you start to go forward with them diligent hands and knowledge of what happens when you don’t play by the rules.
So what advice is this blog giving you today?
That no matter how bad a situation is in your life, just know it is because you have been created for a huge purpose. The journey is not going to be easy and you will be placed through the crap, a lot of crap. However, it’s in them crappy moments that you are being watched to see if you are ready for the next stage of responsibility that is about to be placed upon your shoulders. How you carry out your choices in the situation will dictate your overall outcome.
Are you fed up of getting picked up, losing everything and getting put back at square one? If so, then do start to accept the refining process and do start to keep in mind that if you don’t stay dedicated to your commitments no matter what, cut all excuses and face the whole thing head with diligent hands and work from a place of excellence. Then you are certainly not ready for the next stage of success.
I will leave you with that powerful thought today,
Have a much blessed weekend and do check out issue two of The Missing Piece Magazine. Issue 2 takes you on a journey of forgiveness and teaches how placing more forgiveness in your life can help YOU move forward faster and with less stress and dissolve many bad feelings from the past.
Until next time, have a wonderful weekend,