Where’s Your Treasure?
“The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.”
This is an awesome principle from a little verse in the book of Matthew in the Bible.* And how true it is.
We can talk all day about resolutions and goals. But in the end, we put our time and resources into the things we care most about. And in some sort of cyclical pattern those investments of time and resources set our priorities, define who we are, and reveal our desired destination.
Which comes first? Yes.
Time, resources, priorities, identity, destination; each affects the other.
What you invest in reveals much about what is really important to you.
And that is key—knowing what is important to you—because you can’t do everything! As Rob Bell said in his first Robcast,** “You have to say yes before you can say no.” It means you know what to say yes to. Then that gives you permission not only to say YES to what you’re passionate about, but NO to what you’re not! How cool is that? But oh how we struggle to say no!
The priorities you set are both reflective of and determining of who you are. And who you are decides what you give yourself to (and not to).
And your destination is both a reflection of your desires and a result of who you are and what you give yourself to. It may sound complex, but it’s actualy quite simple (and freeing)!
Consider this circle as you contemplate how you will live your life this year.
* Matthew 6:21 The Message translation
** The Robcast (Rob Bell podcast), Episode 1, January 11, 2015. Check out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-robcast/id956742638?mt=2