You cannot feed on someone else’s revelation. God doesn’t want you to be an echo, he wants you to be a voice.
I’m sure there have been many times where we have felt like someone in our lives has a brighter candle than us. That they have a louder voice when it comes to bringing ideas to the table or having more knowledge in various situations. Sometimes, if we feel this towards a person if can cause us to feel as though we aren’t as useful as that person, or that we aren’t as experienced. This can make us begin to feel useless and like we’ll never be good enough for what Gods plan is for us.
Matthew 5:14-16 [NLT]
You are the light of the world- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives good light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly father.
Straight away we are told; ‘you are the light of the world.’
The truth is; we are here to be the brightest light anyone has seen, to proclaim His name and to testify how amazing and loving He is. We’re here to speak up when we know something isn’t quite right. To treat people with kindness because Jesus was kind. We should aim to be the brightest light so that it’s hard for anyone to walk past us without seeing and feeling the love of God all over us. We should aim to leave a mark in peoples lives.
Often, we forget how important it is to shine a light into what being a christian is. We can sometimes let worldly views in and break our connection with God all because someone else had a louder voice, but we need to be strong and not let evil break our faith and break us, because we are here to make disciples of all nations and help those who are lost to see what Jesus is all about; the endless, everlasting love and acceptance that we gain from being a follower of Christ. It is amazing wake up everyday knowing we are protected, loved and free to live a life within Christ. Free to be a follower of Jesus. and importantly free to be you. This is something we should be sharing with the world!
I am in no way saying go and shout in peoples faces about what being a christian is, or to go and push a Bible into someones hands… my point here is to simply be a good example for those who are either new Christians, been Christians for as long as they can remember, family and friends and those who have never heard the name of Jesus. You are the voice for God and you are the light for others.
I urge you to take the time to offer to pray for people no matter their situations, sit with people and remind them that although things may seem hard now God has everything under control. Stepping out will allow seeds to be planted and for movement in their lives to begin to happen. If you don’t see change, don’t give up because no matter what God will always make a way in them. No matter what, carry on being the brightest light you can.
I just want you all to remember that you are the light of the world and no one will be able to blow out your candle or damage you because God is our heavenly father and He’s got you.