If you were to inventory the least valuable items in your backpack, purse, pockets, or vehicle I am confident you would come up with some pretty interesting objects. However, at some point, those items carried a good value.
I believe that the basis for determining an items’ value rests in understanding the battle between an item’s ownership versus the item’s possession.
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It is the ultimate personification of “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The bag's purpose has trash built into it but designer, Jeremy Scott, refined the trash into an expensive treasure. Only a creator can find value in broken and discarded pieces…
The difference is knowing ownership versus possession.
“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.” Matthew 7:6
In the right hands, anything can have value. However individuals often underestimate their own hands or allow the hands of people with no authority to falsely authenticate their things. Let me help this make sense.
One of my favorite television shows is called Pawn Stars. It is about a family owned pawnshop that sells nearly anything. People bring their things to the pawnshop and the individual behind the counter gives the seller an estimated value. If the seller agrees, the pawnshop will take the item off the seller’s hands. If the pawnshop dealer is unable to accurately determine value, they call in an expert.
1. Pawn shops always under pay and often overprice. Everyone you ask to value your heart, hopes, or future will not see them for their worth but will sell them for more than what they paid.
2. In order to get an accurate assessment you need to go to an educated creator.
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14
There is a difference between Possession and Ownership.
You must take ownership of your body
You must take ownership of your heart
You must take ownership of your hopes, goals, and aspirations
Even when others have misused and discarded you/your stuff – it may hurt but it is not la total loss. Avoid the pawnshop middleman and take your stuff to the Creator. Your God can heal your hurt and help you find true value.
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