when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
The same progressive overload process applies with our faith. When we face things that are too much for us, when we are forced into a situation we are not accustomed to, we will GROW. Each one is our choice. Will we pick up that extra weight in the gym? Will we allow our selves to be changed, shaped, refined and formed like a diamond into what God is calling us to?
We may not know the shape of it yet, but we know that through God the outcome will shine, be brilliant and will cause us to GROW, be strengthened and progress! IF we allow him, will we?