Ever wonder why some of the people who come into your life just seem to irritate you endlessly? You pray for their speedy exit, but they just keep coming back. Maybe, the Father has put them into your life to shape you. Remember, He is not interested in our comfort, but He is interested that we become more like Jesus in perfect character and perfect obedience. Maybe that person has just the character trait in them that will bring out the dross in you. Once the dross ( the less than useful material) is removed, then you’ll be someone God can use for His service.
And while it may seem a little cruel of Him to send you trial and tribulations through that person, think of the alternative. They could have never come and you would not have been reshaped. Less shaping would have meant you are less like Jesus. (And this is not an option. For we do want to hear that “Well done thy good and faithful servant” accolade from the Father.)
Better to get reshaped and hurt a little here, than to miss out on heaven above!
So… who has the Father sent your way?
(*See Ezekiel 22:19-22 to see how much the Father dislikes dross.)
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