For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
We define treasures as a quantity of valued objects or items. Anything of extraordinary amount; priceless.
Does it only involve only precious jewelries, heirlooms, expensive cars, branded clothes, big houses, Louis Vuitton purses? Degrees or honorable titles perhaps? If that is the case, I don’t think I’m a proud owner of any of these so called treasures.
But you see, I look at treasures differently. I may not have anything that physically characterizes what treasures are…..
I am grateful that God blessed me with a heart that is grateful for even the littlest accomplishments and yes, cheapest things.
I am thankful for eyes that see beyond physical features, knowing humility over pride and accepting over judging.
When it’s time for me to leave this world, I don’t want to be remembered as someone who collects Coach bags, or who loves to eat at fancy restaurants, or someone who’s obsessed with all that shines and glitters. I don’t want to be remembered for everything that I have accumulated.
I want to be remembered as someone who radiates positivity regardless of who I am, who I am with, what I have or don’t have, what I do for a living, how much or little I’ve become, where I’m at and how grand or meek my accomplishments are. The kind of positivity that gives someone hope, lets them experience love, and look at life as a treasure itself. I want to be remembered as a treasure in itself….not because I have many but more so, because, I have nothing.
These are my kind of treasures….
What about you, what’s in your treasure chest?
A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough. 1 Timothy 6:6-8