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THE RELIGION CORNER: One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

When my sister purchased a brand new home, back on our farm in North Carolina, it was truly interesting to watch the workers remove the old frame that once was home for our mother and father!

As we watched them take that small house away, we could remember the many years of joy that our family had. Now, though, it is only trash to us. However, someone has purchased that old home, and is excited to get it, refurbish it and make themselves a new home!

Trash to us, but it a treasure to the buyer! May he and his family enjoy and create memories they too can cherish.

When things change suddenly in your life, for example, your life was pretty much like trash — very poor and lonely. And suddenly, everything turns around, now you have a life of prosperity, filled with friends, family and others; yet this same time, only a few years ago, life for you was something to be desired.

In the meantime, you had hopes that someone would come along to help you make it to another level. Nothing happens! Here is where you must put all of your hope in God!

I’m reminded of someone I know who thought she wasn’t good enough for a man she had fallen for, but things changed, and she now has a life of success.

Did money make her better? No, she is still herself — a woman with dreams and goals, yet others, especially this young man that broke her heart, cast her aside. He couldn’t see the big picture!

Unfortunately, many times, others think they are defining your life with their thoughts! Wrong! Only your own thoughts working along with the Holy Spirit will guide you to the success your desire and deserve!

Sounds like our topic to me — “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure!” Too bad we cannot simply look at someone and make the right decision.

You cannot answer the question based on this information alone. True prosperity has nothing to do with material possessions, or personal ability or accomplishments. The only way we can be truly prosperous is not based upon anything of this world, but instead is based on things of God and your commitment to Him and His ways.

To God, nothing about you is trash — you are a treasure to Him. He desires for you to only desire the treasure that is in knowing Him and His ways; His provision, His caring, His discipline, His teaching. To be prosperous is to be filled with God.

Scripture also says, “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This scripture reminds us to shape the world, and don’t allow the world to make us. We came to earth for a reason, and we must be about our Father’s business!

Once success comes, be careful with all of your newfound friends! Continue to transform the world by being who you were destined to become, even when others thought you were only trash!

With your hand in God’s hand, you will always get the last laugh! In the words of one of my favorite songs: “When you walk through a storm, Hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm, Is a golden sky. And the sweet silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind, Walk on through the rain, Though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.”

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Visit her website, www.lyndiagrantshow.com, send comments to lyndiagrant@gmail.com, or call 240-602-6291. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.

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A seasoned radio talk show host, national newspaper columnist, and major special events manager, Lyndia is a change agent. Those who experience hearing messages by this powerhouse speaker are changed forever!

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