A Journey Of Treasures
A Journey Of Treasures
By: Danny Wallace
It’s funny how certain things we’ve heard in our childhood stick with us through life. I can remember when something would happen that I thought at the time to be “bigger than life,” my Uncle Everett would say to me, “Danny, a hundred years from now, what difference will it make?”
That line has stuck with me across the years. When the enemy comes at me trying to make mountains out of the mole hills of life I ask myself what difference it could possible make a hundred years from now. I have come to realize that life is a journey of treasures, not a collection of mistakes. What seems like a horrible failure now, will likely be a source of great strength and wisdom for what I am about to face ahead.
Life is a continuous exercise of the constitution of man. Each time we fall, we gain great strength by getting up – dusting ourselves off – and trying once again.
The enemy is the great accuser of the brethren. He is not alone in this quest. Lucifer has enlisted many of the brethren to help him in devouring their own. As creator, and Ambassador of the “Performance Gospel,” Lucifer deceives us into looking at our lives like a Sunday school board of golden stars, hanging on a wall covered with blue ribbons that boast of our righteous achievements and attendance to rituals of Law. Each time we fall down or fail in the rigid demands of this faux gospel’s requirements we take that experience on our backs as the bondage of failure, rather than a treasured stepping stone in life’s journey of Grace.
We are walking through this life “hand-in-hand” with Jesus. As the Beginning and the End, Jesus has already walked each and every step that we have taken – are taking – and will ever take. There are no mistakes along this incredible journey. There are only treasures and great wisdom to be found buried under each stepping-stone of life.
We are not failures. We walk in the cool shadow of the One who has succeeded in all things on our behalf. If others have declared you to be a failure, unworthy of God’s love and favor then “rejoice,” for you are headed in the right direction. Remember that no matter where you've been, or what you have done, it is a rich resource for where you are going.