Many are perplexed by the circumstances that are surrounding them because of the abundance of revelation and insight they have received! You entered into 2013 with such expectation but it seems like you have found yourself in the fire! I found an article I wrote in Dec. of 2003 called “The Crucible!” The meaning itself should help many- Crucible- 1) An earthen vessel (clay pot) made of a substance that can resist great heat; 2) A severe test or fiery trial; 3) passing from one dimension to another (RELATIONSHIP=PROCESS + EXPERIENCE, which brings CHARACTER!
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. ( I. Pe. 4:12,13)