May 24: Use What’s in You

Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

John 7:37

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

There is a gold mine hidden away in every life. No one is born empty. Everyone has something latent and stored up within. You were born with a unique talent and gift with which to be a blessing to your world. Every man has success hidden away in his soul. No one can find that hidden treasure for you. You will have to find it yourself. Trust the Spirit to lead you in the search. The Spirit will not find it for you; He will only help you find it. Listen, failure comes because we never seek and find that hidden treasure. If you fail, or have failed, don’t stop at failure. Keep pressing on beyond failure. Overcome the shame of failure or disappointment. Your life is not an incident; it is a destination. Don’t stop at your “going through”! Keep on until you get to your “going to”! For the child of God, failure is never final. Don’t give up on yourself at your “going through”! If you haven’t reached your goal yet, keep moving, keep making progress! You will get there in no time!

Exceptional people in life are those who have developed what is in them. Don’t look down on yourself! You too can develop your own resources! Success, victory, and achievement are in you. Develop what’s in you and make it of commercial value. Don’t waste genius for lack of willingness and commitment to develop it. Yes, it is hard work to develop the genius in you, but you must learn to love hard work. There are no great gold nuggets lying on the surface of the earth. You have to go down into the earth for them. You must dig for them! Nothing valuable is on the surface; if it is on the surface someone who has dug the earth for it must have placed it there! Make people value you, not by forcing them to, but by revealing your true worth to your world. Dig out the best in you and make it marketable! Make it a blessing to people around you.

MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION)
In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am valuable to my world. I am the image of God, therefore I declare that there is a treasure in me that reflects God; and by the grace of God, I locate and dig it out in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

Further Meditation:

Philemon 1:6; 2 Corinthians 3:6-7.