I was once asked the question, “How do you sculpt an elephant?” I was told to find a large rock and chip away anything from that rock that does not look like an elephant.

Reminds me of Romans 8:29, which says: “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.” God’s main purpose for us is to prepare us and form us for eternity, to conform us into the image of Christ.

So we can be confident that our God is working things together for good no matter how difficult life seems to be during our present season (Romans 8:28). He is chipping away anything from our lives that does not look like Jesus.