Sandpaper People

“Technically, it’s not the sandpaper that causes abrasion; it is the person holding the sandpaper. Sandpaper itself is just a tool in the hands of a refiner. Therefore, my sandpaper person is a tool in the hands of The Refiner—God. He has allowed the situation, and He loves me beyond what I can comprehend. When I accepted this fact, it came down to decision number two: Am I going to allow the constant rub of my sandpaper person to cause me to scream, or let God use the situation to polish me into the shining image of Jesus?” – Marie Armenia, “Sandpaper People,” HomeLife Magazine

God may use people in our lives who “rub” us the wrong way to bring us closer to him and help us look more like Christ