The greatest treasure you have is the one buried down deep in your soul that God birthed within you as a child. This was the prophet Jeremiah’s proclamation in Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah received his purpose and anointing as a prophet while he was yet in his mother’s womb.
God put within you, when you were conceived, your purpose and calling. Throughout life you are on a treasure hunt to discover and allow this God birthed giftwithin you to flourish. Sometimes making money gets in the way, sometimes busyness gets in the way, and sometimes life gets in the way. 2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
True happiness and joyful living is fleshing out the God ordained purpose within in. “Living the dream” is an often used expression used to describe the happy life and you can find it with these three treasure hunting secrets.
1. Take some time in private to discover your most hidden desire. What would you do for God right now if you knew you would not fail? What lies within you that makes you most happy? Marriage, even though you may have the best marriage, cannot fulfill this deep desire within your heart. It must be found and it can only be found if you explore it.
2. Write it down and display it in a prominent location where you see it every day. Dreams need to be remembered. A picture, a short paragraph describing your life mission or a scripture can be the “ump” you need to make it come alive, again.
3. Pray about it! Prayer is the key to having doors open and miracles performed. Ask God to bring the anointing upon your life for the gift to bear fruit.
4. Take small steps in the direction of your dream. Before my first mission trip, I opened a checking account and deposited $75, within one day it multiplied, until one year later I went on a mission’s trip, the funds coming out of an account started with a $75 deposit.