“My God turns my darkness into light.” Ps 18:28 NIV
God not only redeemed you and called you to serve Him, He also equipped you. Everything you need to fulfill your assignment is in your life right now, just waiting for you to recognize it. Anything that’s unrecognized becomes unappreciated; and anything that’s unappreciated becomes unrewarded; and anything that’s unrewarded eventually leaves your life. During the days of the California gold rush a young couple became obsessed with the quest for gold. They sold their farm and everything they owned and went out West to search for it. Failure after failure, they eventually ended up bankrupt and moved to Europe. Many years later they returned to America and decided to visit their old farm. But when they arrived they found it surrounded by security guards and a high wire fence. When they inquired, they discovered that under their old farm was the second-largest gold reserve in America—and it was now owned by the government. God has placed resources and people all around you that you’re not seeing. Some of the biggest gifts in your life have yet to be recognized because they’re in seed form. And your failure to recognize them is costing you dearly. Paul wrote to the Ephesian believers saying, “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened” (Eph 1:18 NIV). And David prayed, “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law” (Ps 119:18 NIV). Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. There’s treasure in you and around you that you’ll never see until God reveals it to you. And He will, if you seek Him.