A shovel in the soul doesn’t feel so good.

But it’s impossible to find gold without removing the stuff it’s buried under.

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You see, to get to the real you — the real gift that you are to others and the unique voice you have to speak to the world — you’ve got to uncover it.

It’s the gold.

The gold is hidden by layers of false pretence, pride, hurt, and unforgiveness. It’s under the pseudo self, the flesh, a thick layer of self-absorption.

Digging down will uncover the gold and it will leave a deep well full of water.

There are some things that get removed in the digging process that cause us a lot of pain — some of them are even good things. It is in these moments that you must trust that the removal of something good is to reveal something more — something good, something true, something beautiful.

The status quo is comfortable, but the shovel is worth it.

The dessert, the valley, and the storm all have a way of eroding the surface. Don’t mistake those trials for problems. They’re just getting you closer to the gold.

Now, some digging will happen whether you like it or not.

So, the real question is: will you surrender to the shovel and let God get to the gold? Or will you live your life in the safety and comfort of the surface?


Hi, I’m Michael and this is my daily project where I write about diverse ideas.

This is Dose #110.

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