The other day I took the kids to mine for treasure at a fun little shop near Brevard, NC. The two older children were thrilled. My four-year-old was excited, but she quickly grew weary of digging and sifting through the sandy dirt because she couldn’t seem to find a treasure that was “big” enough in comparison to the big kids.
She would dig and then cry and come up basically empty-handed. Have you ever felt that way?
I came alongside her and said, with a shovel in my hand, “You have to dig a little deeper, baby,” The real treasure is buried deep.
Did you hear that? The real treasure is buried deep.
If you’re frustrated because you can’t seem to find the gems in your wanderings, remember, they’re buried deep. Deep in humility. Deep in adoration of Jesus. Sometimes, deep in the pain.
Sometimes we want others to do the work for us. To affirm us. To tell us about our purpose. To give us perspective on our future. But in reality, there are some places we must be willing to go alone with the Holy Spirit and allow the Light to show us.
A change in perspective, a little help, and time is what’s needed.
Dig baby, dig. Get your hands dirty, but keep your eyes fixed on the One who makes everything beautiful in its time.
Eventually, KK found a geode 🙂 Hard and ugly and Dirty on the outside, full of awe-inspiring beauty on the inside. But that’s another post entirely 🙂 …