For my 16th birthday, my parents bought me a beautiful set of pearls that I treasure to this day. It is a beautiful white necklace with small pearl white earrings. I wear the earrings almost every day particularly on the days I teach fitness classes as I consider them to be my good luck charm when I’m teaching.
Last week after teaching my Saturday class, I showered and changed clothes to put on more “fashionable” jewelry as I was headed to lunch with friends and running a few errands. I removed my pearls and put them in a small plastic bag and put them on the side of my gym bag to make sure I would not lose them. Later in the day after getting home, I unpacked my gym bag and, in a rush, to get myself organized I did not realize that small plastic bag had my pearl earrings in it. I threw the bag away!
The next day, I was looking all over the house for my earrings. I knew I had them and put them in my gym bag and could not find them anywhere. Then it hit me, OMGGGG…..I think I threw them away! I rushed upstairs to pull out my cleaning gloves and started pulling everything out of my kitchen trash bag hoping and praying that my earrings were in there. A few minutes in, there was the small plastic bag and there were my pearl earrings! I was so relieved!!!!! I just stood there for a minute, in thankfulness and gratitude that I found them.
So why am I sharing this? Well…. There was a message very clear from God in that moment of silence as I stood over the trash can relieved. That message was…. Sometimes we have to dig in own mess to find the treasure that we threw away! We move so fast in life sometimes that we do not realize that we have thrown away valuable treasures. Sometimes we have to clean up our own mess! That requires digging DEEP in the trash can to reclaim those treasures! The good news is the treasure is still there! Is there something that you need to clean up and reclaim?