X Marks the Spot

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; “Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.”
                                                                                                                      ~Benjamin Franklin

~X Marks the Spot~

Buried treasure. 
Buried hopes and dreams. 
To uncover the truths.  
To be humble when we find the loot. 

A child’s wonder.  
A child searching with a father. 
Running through the woods. 
But being put on the path by the guiding dad. 
Humility before my Savior. 
Like a child depending on their parent.  
Humility like this child. 
As we seek for treasure placed in our lives by God. 
The map I have before me has one X
I travel by light towards this goal. 
But to the left something shiny takes me off.  
Towards a goal with no X, to a path that was not put there for good.
When the path is muddled and you stray too far. 
God is there with you urging you back. 
When the brambles catch your clothes
We have a God who can patch your wounds.
The problem is we are not humble. 
We don’t have a child’s faith as we get older. 
The treasures of this world seem sweeter than the X
The problem is we do not trust our Father anymore. 
This world can harden us.  
It can shape us to be cold towards empathy. 
The goal is to be like Christ. 
And believe like a child once again. 
We pray and we follow the hard path. 
This path that can hurt. 
But we have the Maker helping us through. 
As long as we trust and make our lives brand new.

What is great about all of these things? 
What is great about trial? 
It makes a man a better man if we do it with God’s help. 
It makes a man truly understand what Humility is.

Our faith is not hopeless. 
It is not a crutch. 
Faith is the acknowledgement of our limitations.
So we can call upon God to help us when we fall. 
Selfishness can kill a man. 
It bleeds out to jealousy.  
Selfishness can kill faith. 
It creates pride, sorrow, and death.

Selfishness does not seek humility.
Being humble does not mean being walked over.
We take hold of each other and pray for a better day.
When we are humble we do not walk these paths alone.

Buried treasure. 
Buried hopes and dreams. 
To uncover the truths.  
To be humble when we find the loot. 
Our X does not need to be lonely. 
The journey does not need to be alone. 
With God by our side and friends put in place.
We go side by side into this world to discover what my maker created us for. 

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