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To God, You’re A Jewel With Potential

I like to think of everyone as a rare jewel. Similar to diamonds, we are first covered with dirt and unpleasing to the eye. You see, the reason why diamonds and jewels are worth so much even before they are cleaned, cut and polished is because people are aware of the potential they contain. Had it not been for the knowledge of these dirty jewels’ value, it would seem worthless to us.

You too, are a rare jewel. Some prefer to say “a diamond in the rough”, but there are plenty of diamonds and only one of you—hence my reason in stating that you are a rare jewel.  Right now, you may be covered in “dirt” (gossip, lies, cheating, fornication, drugs, alcohol, and so forth) but like diamonds, underneath lies great potential. The only reason you may feel you don’t have “a rare jewel’s value” is because you and others are unaware of the potential you have.

I am sure miners don’t know exactly what diamonds are worth once they have uprooted them. This is why they are passed on to someone else to clean, cut, and price them; a person who can cultivate it into something beautiful and can properly determine its worth.

Likewise, you are a jewel that has been mined by someone who doesn’t know your worth. Now it is time for you to be placed in the hands of someone who can clean, cut (or mold), and let everyone know your true value. The only person who has this ability is God. After all, Jeremiah 29:11 tells us He created prosperous plans for you. Meaning, God knows your potential. Yes, He sees the dirty diamond or the dirty jewel you are, but like the miners, He is aware of the profound potential underneath.

Don’t get caught up with how you see yourself now. You may be doing some things wrong; you may be struggling to overcome addictions or bad habits and may not have all the dirt wiped off you yet—that’s okay. Right now you are in the process of being cleaned (made righteous), cut (molded into who God created you to be), and then priced (displayed for God’s glory). Just know when the process is over you’ll be more precious than diamonds and more valuable than the rarest jewel because God, in heaven, made you.

6 Responses

    1. Hi Sarah! You are a rare jewel — a beautiful and valuable one! I’m happy God loves us as we are too, but He doesn’t leave us that way. God makes us better if we are willing. Thank you for reading and commenting! Much grace.

      Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

      2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

    1. Hi Dominique, thank you. The best way to completely know and understand your worth in Christ is to constantly read what God says about you. Read scriptures that directly address who you are to God and in Christ Jesus. There are over 100 scriptures in the Bible that state who you are! Keep reading those verses and reinforce it into your spirit. It also helps to do confessions — speaking God’s word over your life. “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” Romans 10:17.

      I intend on elaboring on it, but in our resources I typed up a form (that you can print out) which are confessions taken directly from the Bible with scripture references. Hopefully it’ll be a good start. Here’s the printout titled, “Who I Am to God“.

  1. Yes, our worth, I was reading about that today in the gospels, -how much better a man is than a sheep, and the fowls of the air. Our worth is determined in the Lord; He said we had finer things than Solomon in the kingdom of heaven, and like a diamond ever glistening, that is what we are to see it as! We are made to have fellowship with the Lord, to think like He thinks, to speak like He speaks, to rejoice in what He rejoices in, and to know the treasures of heaven here on earth, in our hearts. The Lord took David from the sheepfolds to guide and teach his people, and Jesus is our Shepherd to guide and teach us, and He knows each sheep by name, which is very special to me.

    1. Amen, Mary Lou! I was trying to think of a response to what you said, but you said it so well, “We are made to have fellowship with the Lord, to think like He thinks, to speak like He speaks, to rejoice in what He rejoices in, and to know the treasures of heaven here on earth, in our hearts.”

      Thank you for sharing your encouraging words and wisdom.

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