If you were given the choice between a gravel or a diamond, which would you choose? Would you have to put much thought into this decision? Would you need to go home and sleep on it? Would you need to phone your five closet friends to get their opinion? Would you need to spend countless hours doing research on which of the two would be the wiser?
I’m sure that by the time you got finished reading my opening paragraph, then you knew exactly what you would do. You were probably wondering how in the world anyone would come up with such a crazy choice. It’s really a no-brainer. You didn’t even have to think about this for five seconds without knowing just which of the two you would choose.
A gravel has little value or worth, but a diamond has great value and worth. A gravel is meant to use for outside purposes, but a diamond is meant to be treasured, protected, and cared for. No one wants to buy gravel jewelry, but everyone wants to buy diamond jewelry. A gravel can be bought for a dime a dozen, but diamonds are priceless. When was the last time that you saw a crown made out of gravels? It just ain’t happening!
Did you know that you are making this exact same choice everyday? You are choosing between gravels and diamonds everyday that you live. Now you aren’t choosing between a literal gravel and a literal diamond, but you are deciding between the two with the choices that you make each and everyday. We don’t think about our choices in this light, but this is exactly what we’re doing.
So many times we trade a beautiful diamond for a worthless gravel with the choices that we make. We may look at the gravel and see potential there, but no matter how much we look at that gravel, it’s always going to be a worthless stone, unlike the diamond which has great worth. So you’re going to choose something that’s only good for throwing outside on the ground over something that’s meant to be guarded and handled with the utmost care? Wow! How did that even become a choice? I’m not sure how, but we trade the gravel for the diamond everyday without ever giving it a second thought. That’s so sad!
I want to encourage you to think about every decision that you make with great wisdom. Don’t throw away things that are valuable and of great worth all because it’s the easiest choice to make. Think it through so that you end up with the diamond and not a measly gravel that no one even wants or cares about. Our flesh wants the gravel, but our spirit desires the diamond. Choose the diamond every time! No questions asked! Just do it!
So today, which will you choose, the gravel or the diamond? The choice is up to you, but you know what you need to do. Don’t waste another minute on that worthless gravel. Go for the priceless diamond every time! You’ll be so glad that you did!