Do you know you have the treasure in you? God put it there.
2 Cor 4:7 New Century Version We have this treasure from God, but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure. This shows that the great power if from God, not from us.
You have all these unique qualities He has put in you at the New Birth. He put a hunger for His Word and the fire in your soul. Even though life may have thrown some cold water on that fire, God can rekindle it if you let Him.
Remember this treasure within you is from God. Everything He owns He protects, He nurtures and will eventually use to His glory. But God is the wise businessman; when He invests in something He believes for a return on His investment!
It's been said that the wealthiest spot on this earth is not the opilfields of Kuwait or the diamond mines of South Africa or the Kimberley Region of Australia. No, the richest deposits lie in the local cemeteries. Buried beneath those sacred grounds are dreams that never came to pass, songs that were never sung, books that were never designed, plans that never got beyond the drawing board of someone's mind, and purposes that were never fulfilled. Only a very few of us who lived on this planet will discover and fulfill our true potential.
Do you want to be one of them? Well ask yourself some questions!
Who am I?
Why did God put me here?
How much potential do I have?
How can I maximise my abilities for His glory?
Within the answers to these questions lie the keys to your truly fulfilled life. If you haven't found your life's purpose yet, you should talk to your Maker.
Col 1:16 Message Bible For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels - everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.
Before you spoke your first word or took your first step, God had a plan for your life.
Jer 29:11 The Message I'll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hoped for.
You may be saying you have failed so badly. That may be so, but it's amazing what God can do with a broken life - when you give Him all the pieces! He is the mender of broken lives and He puts treasure in the pots He puts back together. Go today and let Him have His way.
Have a great mid week looking for treasure!