2 Corinthians 4:6-17
6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed, 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you. 13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.  16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

Our bodies are made from the earth and to the earth they will return.  But this is not who we really are.  The body that carries us around is just made of dust but our spirit will live forever.  We are just simple jars of clay and when we accept the gift of grace from Christ Jesus, we begin the process to be molded into the image of Him.  But this process can be long, difficult and painful.  We will encounter many obstacles to this process and most of them are of our own doing.  But even though we are pressed on all sides during this process, we are not broken, that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  The process of becoming like Christ will only result in submitting our will to His.  It will result in having the mind of Christ in all that we do.  By the time this work is completed in us, we will be with Him, but yet we continue on toward the goal of becoming like Christ.  Until that day, we press on.  It is understanding that we are just made of dust and that the work is being done by God Himself in our lives.  And if it is a work of God, we can have faith that He will complete it and when we are pressed on all sides, we can have peace that He is working all things out for our good according to His purpose for our lives.

Have a God Day!