Have you ever hidden something only to later regret it?
If so, I can certainly relate. As a little girl, I had a rather creative imagination. In an attempt to preserve a perfect gift, stationery and stickers, I tried to bury them in a shoebox in my backyard. Only from a small child’s perspective, could it possibly have made any sense– (Humor me, please!) It wasn’t long afterwards that I missed my treasures and decided to dig up the box. To my heartbroken surprise, I discovered my gifts traded for decay, fragments of what could have been.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6: 19-21
Likewise, you are God’s created treasure; therefore, God’s heart is with you. He works through your talents to accomplish His plan. Similar to a gardener planting seeds to produce a harvest, the Lord has buried purpose seeds inside you. You are carrying the answer to someone’s greatest prayer. God wants to work through you to meet the needs of others. Will you let Him?
Unfortunately, too many adults today are still burying their treasures in the ground. In place of cardboard boxes, theirs are metal and wood. Instead of burying things, they bury their dreams after their final breath. Surrounded with flowers and inspiring words, they remain forever silent; they leave the world with fragments of a life, of what could have been.