Matthew 13:44 NLT, The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
I received illumination from the scripture listening to a sermon about honor. The man found a treasure, and he was so excited about the treasure he found he invested into the entire field. Our current culture in the body of Christ is very much rooted in dishonor. From a relationship standpoint, we can find treasure in our spiritual leader(s), an anointing on their lives that God has placed there to grow us spiritually; however, we tend to look at the dirt from the field and disregard the entire value of that treasure we have found.
This statement doesn’t just apply to spiritual leaders, but relationships in general. Who have we let go that God has divinely connected you with because you focused more on the “dirt in the field” than you did the treasure? What girlfriend or boyfriend was great for you but you were more focus on the dirt you saw instead of the treasure that dirt possess? This perspective of focusing on negativity or the dirt in the field has hindered ministries, promises and has created bitterness and an atmosphere of dishonor.
The treasure is always worth more than the field; however, it is satan’s job to distract you with an empty field, so you never discover the treasure that has been hidden it is. So may I encourage you if your perspective is looking at the field and not the treasure to change that outlook. Get excited for the things that God has hidden into people, and stop focusing on just the dirt.