This was one of my first posts when I started blogging, but a recent conversation I had with a friend prompted me to repost this article. I believe there is someone out there who needs to read this article. I have added a few thoughts as well removed some that I consider irrelevant. Be inspired as you read.
She kept searching and searching for her coin after it had mistakenly fallen off her hand the previous day. She swept the hidden spots of her house clean to find the lost coin, but still, she couldn’t find it. Confused, she wondered how something that is lost can be of any value. Like the woman who searched earnestly for her lost coin, most of us search for that which is lost in our lives- those missing parts of our lives. And we become disappointed and heartbroken when we don’t find what it is we look for.
You alone know that which is lost in your life. You may have lost ____ (fill in blank space). But whatever it is that’s missing in your life, you should be very careful not to give up what you have by focusing on what is lost. You can’t continue to struggle with the “DEAD” (Past) and still expect to remain alive. Bury dead things and birth new hope.
What this woman knew was even though the coin was lost, it had not lost its VALUE it had just lost its USEFULNESS because nothing can be purchased with a lost coin. The truth of the matter is you cannot help anyone when you are lost. You cannot fulfill your mission in life when you are lost. You cannot help your family or friends when you are lost, and somebody has to care enough about you to put a light in a very dark place. When you are caught in the crevices of life and can’t figure out how to get out, you need somebody that’s going to care enough about you to show you the way out.
It becomes next to impossible to still remain the same after you’ve been hit by the circumstances of life. But friend, you can’t remain broken, bruised, wounded, shattered, or lost. You’ve got to find your way back; you’ve got to come out of that valley and become USEFUL once more. And the only way you can be found is to GIVE YOURSELF AWAY- give yourself away to your creator. You have got to find a way back to God so He can show you the way through life.
Open up and allow him heal the broken part of you. You are valuable and the only way you can be USEFUL is to be FOUND again, for to be found is to be useful.
Kindly mutter these words to yourself “I am VALUABLE, I may have lost myself but I am coming back again with the help of God.”