πŸ’  TRAMPLED UPON, YET OF GREAT VALUE πŸ’Ž

Trampled upon - Of great value

Smiles. I never saw this in the light of what I would be sharing with you, today.

On this particular Sunday, we had finished church service, concluded every activity needed to be done and we were getting set to leave. But then we had to wait a while for all of us to leave at the same time. And because of this, I sat back and was having a chat with one of the church members, and my attention got drawn to the heap of sand that was in the next compound, that was being used for an ongoing building project.

Heap of sand

The funny part is that earlier on, I had looked at that heap of sand, severally. But then there was a change of perspective looking at it again. My niece asked a question – “Aunty so they are building with sand” and I replied “… and with Cement” and pondering on it gave me a bigger picture. Like the same sand, we tread upon is the same one people go all out to hire laborers to pack up and even go all the way to hire a truck to help transport it to the construction site, where it is being needed. And on most occasions, we even have to pay for it.

This is interesting to me because I never saw the relevance of sand, in this way. As much as we can say it is of no value because we tread upon it, we even dust it out of our houses. πŸ˜‚ But we can’t do away with the fact that it is of greater value than what we currently see it as. It is this same “unworthy” sand that is being used in building so many beautiful housing structures we all admire and even dwell in, today. Who would have thought that these beautiful structures, were made out of the seemingly “invaluable” thing?

I can’t really help but smile brooding on this, because it reminds me that God never wastes anything.

He works it all for good - Your situation has a purpose

Not a life, not a thing. Nothing is of waste before God. Not even our seemingly bad situations. And that is why I believe Paul at some point looked back at every situation he had encountered and said “For we know that ALL things work together for good…”.

God is super amazing yeah?. Oh yes, He is!.

God won’t waste anything!

The reference text:

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

Romans 8:28 (AMP)

So have you been called “insignificant” or “trampled upon” like the sand?. I want you to know that God can still use you greatly because you are of the utmost value to Him if only you would allow Him and grant Him access.

Looking at the life of Mary Magdalene. She was one who had a troubled life that seven (7) demons were casted out of her by Jesus in Luke 8:2. But in spite of her past situation, she was part of the women who saw Jesus first after He resurrected. And through her, the message was carried out to the disciples (the apostles – Luke 24: 10-12), whom we would have called the “significant” ones because they worked side by side with Jesus before He was crucified.

Unworthy vessel - Repurposed - Made anew - Full of His glory

So I believe you agree with me now that God can make use of even those we may call “insignificant” or “worst of”.

You are most valuable to God and that includes you reading this. But you need to surrender to Him just as Mary Magdalene did and allow Him to work your story out for a greater good. A story the world would never stop sharing about. And will point them back to His saving grace just as Paul’s life also depicts.

A new identity - A new name - God can

That is what Jesus in us can do.
Would you allow Him in, today?.

If you desire to make a commitment to Him today, please take this prayer with me:

Dear father, I know I have chosen my own way all this while. I retrace my steps back to you. And I give you my all, today. Make out of me a valuable treasure for the whole world to see and give glory to your name. I choose you now and I make a decision to choose you always.
Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name. (Amen)

Happy new week. πŸ€—

πŸ€#HCCounsels#πŸ€

43 Comments Add yours

  1. What a wonderful perspective. I loved it!!

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    1. Smiles. I am really glad knowing you do, sir. Bless God. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments. 😊

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  2. Amen Mercy! How amazing that all creation/created, along with all of our experiences have value before the Almighty who loves us more than life? This is great encouragement. Blessings of His grace!β™₯

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Yes. It’s so encouraging to know He does. 😊
      Smiles. I am glad knowing it is. πŸ€—
      Amen. And to you too. Thank you, ma’am. ❀

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  3. ecohorizons says:

    Sand is used as a raw material also in solar panels manufacturing…

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    1. This is really informative. πŸ“
      Thank you so much for shading. πŸ€—

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  4. Olayinka Ofi says:

    This is an amazing content. Sometimes little do we know about the potentials of things we consider insignificant. Indeed the stone the builders refused is now become the chief corner stone.

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Yes. I agree with you on this.
      Smiles. This same verse came to my mind too. We are all indeed valuable before Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Thank you for your comments. Do enjoy the rest of the day. πŸ€—

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  5. clearreveal says:

    Who knew? 😊
    It does make us change our perspective.

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    1. Smiles. πŸ’―
      Yes. It does. 😊
      Thank you for your comment, sis. πŸ€—

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  6. gifted50 says:

    Such an excellent analogy — I have never thought of sand in the same way either.
    Be blessed my beautiful sister!

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    1. Smiles. Thank you, sis. ❀
      Yes. Me too! – until that day. 😊
      Amen. πŸ™ And you too. πŸ€—
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  7. valery says:

    loved your perpective😊😊

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much, Valery. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. πŸ€—

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  8. It’s amazing the things our God uses to accomplish His goals

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    1. Totally. I agree with you on that. He is amazing. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comment, ma’am. β€πŸ€—

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  9. Accurately understand written post.

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad to know it is. πŸ™Œ
      Wishing you a blessed day, bro. πŸ€—πŸ™‚

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  10. What a beautiful piece…

    I really can’t explain why a person will take pleasure in trampling upon another person… Is it also because he’s made of sand (that’s on a lighter mood)

    Yet, God takes pleasure in beautifully the trampled upon, if he’ll allow God to.

    Thanks for sharing sis… It’s been a while here

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

      Haha. This made me laugh. I don’t know too though. πŸ˜‚

      Yes. He is able to make it all beautiful if only we would allow Him. πŸ’―

      Glad to. Yes!. It’s been a while.
      Glad to have you back.

      Thank you for your comments, bro. πŸ€—πŸ™‚

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  11. DeborahMarie says:

    Yes, God is ”super amazing!” He makes all things beautiful in His time!

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    1. Yes ma’am. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Yes He does. πŸ’―
      Thank you for your comments. Do have a blessed day. ❀

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  12. jesusluvsall says:

    God takes what others consider lowly, worthless, and turns the person into something beautiful

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    1. Yes big bro!. πŸ™Œ
      He is that amazing!. 😊
      Thank you for your comments. πŸ€—
      Wishing you a great day. 😊

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  13. God specializes in making something out of nothing. Serving God is what makes an ordinary man to become extraordinary. In most cases, God uses our talents to announce us. ThanksπŸ™‚

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    1. Yes bro. He does. πŸ™Œ
      Hmm. True. Living a life of dedication to Him. πŸ“
      That is so true!. πŸ’―
      May we lead lives faithful to all He has blessed us with. πŸ™
      Thank you for your comments, bro. πŸ€—

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  14. Israel says:

    πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  15. inspirechief says:

    This is a beautifully well written post. God doesn’t waste anything. We are all beautiful in his eyes. If we turn ourselves over to him, he will work wonders. Thank you for sharing your inspirational post. Take care.

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Totally. πŸ’ƒ
      I agree – He would!. πŸ’―
      Glad I did. Thank you so much for your comments, sir. πŸ€—

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  16. Pure Glory says:

    Your analogy is definitely inspired by God. So often we fail to see the value of others and even ourselves, Yet, sand is transformed when mixed with other ingredients to make cement. I do prefer beaches that have sand rather than sharp rocks. God loves to use us together, where we add value with our brothers and sisters, with our gifts. Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      This is so true. πŸ’―
      Smiles. I love the beach sand feel too. 😊
      Yes ma’am. I couldn’t agree more.
      He desires the unity of purpose – all working together as one body of Christ. πŸ™Œ
      You are welcome. Thank you so much for your comments. β€πŸ€—
      Amen. And you too. πŸ™πŸ™‚

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  17. Dawn says:

    Amen little sister! Nothing is wasted in our lives. Life can be tough and we sometimes go through bad things, but through it all God is with us and He will work things out for our good. Thank you for sharing this. β˜€οΈπŸ’•β˜€οΈ

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    1. Amen. πŸ™‚πŸ™Œ
      This is so true! πŸ’―
      Most assuredly. And this gladdens my heart. πŸ’ƒ
      You are welcome. Thank you for your comments, big sis. πŸ€—β€

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! ❀️

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  18. Jenny Furse says:

    Absolutely. There is always a plan ❀ . Isn't it funny how we can see something we've seen before in a completely new light and context? Thank you for sharing, sis!

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    1. Yes sis. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ƒπŸ’―
      That is the amazing part of our existence. He sheds His light in us to see beyond our frail selves. 😊
      You are welcome. Glad to. πŸ€—
      Thank you for your comments. ❀😊

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    1. Aww. 😊 Bless be God. πŸ™Œ
      Thanks, sis. πŸ€—β€

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  19. Precious One says:

    Mmhmmm, mhmhm, good! This was delicious, sister! A potent reminder that we are precious despite what we have been through and that our Father knows how to redeem our pasts, present and future.

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    1. Smiles. 😊😁
      Thanks to God, for the yum meal to our hearts. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Apt. πŸ’―
      Grateful for His mercies towards us. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments, big sis. πŸ€—β€

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