I was inspired by this picture. The sculptor has a vision in his head & starts chipping away at everything excess, until what he sees is formed. The pile of stone chips at the bottom, is what had to be removed for the masterpiece to appear.

Hallelujah; This is how God develops us. He chips away all the things in us that are inconsistent with his will, until the mature, obedient child of God appears.

Be encouraged, it may hurt, but Gods at work & beauty is being formed. Keep holding on.