We had a guest speaker come to church a couple of weeks ago. He was sharing about how we, each one of us, is a light. It doesn’t matter if we feel like it or not, we have light to bring to a lost, dying and hurting world.
I haven’t felt much like a light lately. And I’ve questioned my ability to actually make a difference with what it is I feel the Lord has called me to do. I find myself chasing dreams, and that isn’t a bad thing, but in the chasing of the dreams, and thinking too far ahead on a journey that I am still walking out, I’ve lost sight of the here and now.
What is it that God has called me to do, right here, right now?
That question, it plaques my mind. I want to be a light, shining brightly, to reflect His glory to those around me.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
(Matthew 5:14 ESV)
Yet there is a part of me that has shrunk back into the comfortableness of not being seen. And my flame? It seems more like a flicker these days and I wonder if I am any closer to fulfilling this earthly calling. The light has become dim. The fire that once burned bright in my heart is but an ember and I strive to find the flame again, the one that would draw others to Him.
But then He reminds me,
“Be present here. Be present now. How will you share my glory in this moment?”
You see, sometimes when we are so busy chasing dreams, pursuing our own goals, even when we know that God goes before us, we can so easily become distracted and our vision can become cloudy.
God has called me to be a light. He has called me to be a light not only to those who stop by this space, to read His words and receive His grace, but He has called me to be a light in this present moment, to those around me.
How will I shine His light for my children to see today?
How will I bring His light to my husband today?
How will I reflect His glory in the marketplace today?
Even though in this present season I have been devoid of words, and my thoughts are all a jumbled mess and I miss my blogging community, I know that He has called me to be a light. The questions is,
I must be obedient, to give what light I have, even if it’s just a flicker at times. I must continually rely on Him to blow on the embers of my heart, to ignite that flame of writing passion once again. But in the meantime, I must remain willing to bring His light in whatever way, shape or form that looks like. I don’t want to miss opportunities to bless in the here and now.
Here I am Lord. Come and take this flicker of light and blow upon it. Ignite a flame inside my heart that burns so bright Lord, that those who see it see you in it. May your glory be reflected in ALL that I do.
How are you bringing the light of Christ to those around you today?
I am so excited to be linking up with my beautiful friend Beth for Three Word Wednesday! It’s been a long time.