In ancient times, it was not uncommon for people to hide their valuables, like jewelry and money, in plain sight inside common clay jars. As extraordinary creations of God (clay), each one of us is born with unique gifts, talents, and abilities (treasures), that have strategically been placed on the inside of us. Many of us forget they are even there or have never recognized them at all, because of all the complexities of life that can mask them.
But don’t you worry! You haven’t lost your treasure. It’s still inside you waiting to be put to its best and most meaningful use. Romans 11:29 says, “God’s gifts and call are irrevocable.” That means he doesn’t take them back, and that is a truth you can hope in. It’s time for you discover or re-discover what has been hiding inside your jar of clay.