It seems that he was hired by a rancher to dig fence post holes and while working, he allowed his horse to graze freely. Periodically he would find his horse and ride it up to where he had left off digging. Then he would let the horse loose to graze wherever it wanted.
One time, the horse strayed further than usual and went off the land owned by this fellow’s employer. When he went to retrieve his horse, he saw something shiny on the ground. Digging around, he found several small nuggets of what he believed to be gold. He could hardly believe his eyes!
Taking some samples with him, he got a couple of days off and went into town, saying nothing to anyone of what he had found. At the assayer’s office it was confirmed that he had truly discovered gold!
Quietly, he took several more days off and hired a man to help him develop the new claim he had made on the land which he had determined belonged to no one. It proved to be quite a valuable discovery. Soon another man came along and bought the claim from him for $10,000.
This story is an example of how easy it is for you to “strike it rich.” There is a “gold mine” within everyone’s grasp. The old saying, “There is gold in them thar hills,” is true. Now, you may not discover an actual gold mine in the mountains, but you can discover, or rather UNcover some rich, prospering ideas that have gone unnoticed within the vast recesses of your mind. Too often, a rich treasure lies within reach while you go right on by.
Even though the fellow who discovered the gold mine was doing something else-digging post holes-but not for gold, he must have had his mind attuned to the idea of riches and was receptive to ways of improving his life and enjoying greater prosperity. Otherwise he would not have seen the gold even though it was right there before his eyes.
You may be busy with every day work and other activities, but while you are, keep your mind open and receptive to discovering prospering ideas that lie within your reach-within yourself. Watch for ways to help and prosper others. Be alert to the infinite opportunities to become rich or richer.
There is a “gold mine” within you just waiting, as-it-were, to be mined by you. Too often we are too busy outwardly and forget or neglect to really search within. Remember that Jesus Christ, the Great Prosperity Teacher, said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” It is the unlimited source of enriching ideas for those who are wise enough to seek them where they are: Within. You really do not have to look anywhere else.
If you are seeking for a way to enjoy greater prosperity, go where your prosperity is-within yourself. Ask for prospering ideas and then listen for them to be revealed to you. If they are not revealed immediately, keep asking and being receptive. They will most surely come, but often they come when you least expect them-when you may be busy with some other activity, or just relaxing.
A shopkeeper experienced a downturn in sales and wondered what he could do to get things turned around. Being a student of metaphysics, he knew to go within himself, for new ideas and guidance. That was the way he had gotten started in his business in the first place.
So, quieting his mind from outer activity, and going directly to the Source within himself, he asked for ideas for bringing new and old customers into his store. It was not long before he was given an idea which, when put to work, proved to be just what was needed. Soon his business was prospering again, better than ever before!
One of the things he discovered was that he had neglected to keep up with his tithes. Wisely, he quickly corrected that and vowed to never again allow his tithing to get behind because he knew this was the key to keeping his finances connected to the Source of all wealth.
There is a “gold mine” of rich, prospering ideas just waiting for your discovery. Go ahead and dig – search within – asking Infinite Intelligence to reveal to you what you should be doing and to give you the ideas and guidance that will prosper you and bless countless other people through your actions.
A really good help for this is my book, Thirty Days to a Better Life. (LINK) In this dynamic little book, you are given specific techniques for mining the gold in you and bringing into your life what you really want and to eliminate what you don’t want.
For over 40 years, through my ministry, I have been helping people, all over the world, to enrich their lives; to be more than they have been; to discover their divinity, and to be happier, healthier, wealthier, and more enlightened. And it still goes on.
sIt is my pleasure to be of loving service to you and countless other people around the world; to help you dig out the gold-God’s very best-in you. I trust you will be encouraged to dig deeper and to be more than you have ever been. Your personal gold mine awaits you.