I really liked this out of my quiet time today, very good analogy, funny though!
“Did you know that the word smith in silversmith comes from the old English word smite? Silversmiths are very accomplished smiters. So is God. He knows the weight of the hammer and the force of the blow required to produce in you Christ-like character. No one yanks the hammer out of His hand and says, ‘Go easy on that silver; you have pounded it enough!’ No, He buffets the metal until He’s finished with it. Some silversmiths keep polishing until they can see their face in the finished product. When will God stop with you? When He sees His nature and His likeness reflected in you”