A Diamond In the Rough


There is an old phrase that we have heard spoken of as “A Diamond in the rough” which is basically referring to someone who has talent, but they have not completed their training.  This person may have exceptional characteristics and a lot of potential, but they are still in need of some final touches that would complete their lives.  The phrase is metaphorical and relates to natural diamonds which are created by going through a very demanding process.

A genuine diamond is a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon (or charcoal) that has crystallized under extreme conditions, pressure and temperatures.  The weight of the overlying rock bearing down is also necessary to grow diamond crystals in the earth.  it is believed that diamonds were formed in the mantle and delivered to the surface by deep-source volcanic eruptions.  When the diamond is formed, it is only recognized for its true beauty through the cutting and polishing process.  It is then valued as a precious gem, and the hardest of all stones which will shine brilliantly.

The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek word adámas which means “proper”, “unalterable”, “unbreakable”, “untamed.  Another definition says, invincible or unconquerable.

The Holy Spirit is showing me that many of us are in the process of development.  We may not see the finished work, but each one of us are as a diamond in the rough.  We are being carved, molded and perfected into His image.

We may not understand the process of development, but soon we will experience the brilliancy of the Lords glory working in and through our lives.  A clarity will come forth when the flaws are removed.  Your beauty and worth will come from the extreme pressure under which is formed, and the harsh process of cutting and polishing that are used to reveal your value.

As we allow Jesus to polish us, and cut off any flaws and imperfections, we will learn how to become invincible, unbreakable and unconquerable in the Kingdom of God.  We will understand this deeper place with Him, and the hidden treasures from the word of God.  We will then become triumphant as the person that He has created us to be, as we radiate his brilliance as the body and bride of Christ.

“Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him,”   Isaiah 43:7.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them,”   Ephesians 2:10.

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure,”   Philippians 2:13.


Blessings in Christ Jesus,

~ Elaine

Staten Island, NY

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