But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves. 2 Cor. 4:7 [AMP]
One of the greatest mistakes you will ever make is to think that the present situation of your life is all that God has planned for you. Whether you are doing very well already, or you are barely managing to scratch out a living, God has made amazing provisions for you that you are yet to open and tap into. His word in Jeremiah 29:11 remains ever true, and that word is delivered directly to you. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” God has made great plans for your life and you must continue to look up to Him in hope to bring His promises to pass.
it is said that, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” This view is also shared by Harriet Tubman the great American abolitionist and political activist who said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Apostle Paul drives home the same point when he said in 2 Cor. 4:7, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
God has deposited something special, something precious and something costly inside you. But you are the one that must dig it out, refine and polish it; and present it to your generation as your contribution towards making the world a better place. You require discipline and dedication to do so. Jim Rohn said, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” Begin now to dig out, through prayer, observation and diligent work, the treasures God has deposited inside you which the Holy Spirit will assist you discover when you seek His help.
I am loaded with precious gifts and treasures. I will attain the heights God has planned for me.
Father thank you for depositing great and precious treasures inside of me. I ask for special grace to mine and utilize these Gifts to the glory of your holy name. Amen!