This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine...
You know how the song goes, every church kid remembers waving their pointer finger, “shining their light” in Kid’s Ministry. It’s easy to sing a song in Sunday school as a kid, but what does your light look like when you grow up and enter the real world? What happens when you feel your heart break in two because of the injustice in our fallen world? What happens when you are faced with a tough question, and you know that the right answer isn’t the most popular one? What if you’re not sure what your light is? How do we discover our light in a dark world and find the courage and the boldness to ignite it?
For me, starting this blog has been a step of courage. I view writing as something very personal, a window into the depths of my heart. It has taken a lot of boldness to open up my heart and share my writing. God has given me writing as a light. I have to choose to ignite the gift he has given me so that his light may shine. I have prayed for several years, and continue to pray, for opportunities to share God’s love. I feel like this blog has been an opportunity for me. I’ve been able to share the things that God is teaching me and hopefully I’ve been able to encourage others along the way. It has taken faith as I have began my journey of writing and sharing my writing. It has been hard to accept God’s gift of writing and to understand that it’s a talent he has given me to use for him. But I’m so glad that I have chosen to write and blog, it’s something I enjoy and it has given me a great opportunity to share my passion.
God has given every single person a light, special, unique gifts and talents to be used for his glory. It’s up to us, as we grow in our faith, to accept those gifts, to embrace them, and to find the boldness to ignite his light. It’s not easy, it’s scary, it takes faith and confidence. But I wonder what would happen if we as Christians all embraced the unique talents God has given us. Sometimes the things that we are the best at are the hardest to share. Satan tries to bury our God-given gifts and talents under layers of fear and insecurity.
As I continue on my journey in faith, I have discovered that as I become closer to God, it becomes less and less about me and more and more about him. It’s not about finding my light, it’s about finding his light.
You are the light of the world- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
God has given you each a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10