This world is dark. We were all dark at one time. Imagine for a second, a world without light. How dark it would be. Then God said, “Let there be light”. And in a sense, He is still saying that to you and me. He is saying to us, “Be the light that I’ve created you to be!” We are to shine in the darkness. We are to stand out like a star in the night sky.
Do you know that it pleases God when you shine your light? I mean, do you really know that? God created you as a unique light to shine in a certain way and when you let that light shine it makes Him happy! What a great thought. So often I doubt that I am good, that I am important, that I have a purpose bigger than myself. All He requires of me is to be me! To shine and not hold back. To live as His child.
What hinders you from shining your light? Ask God for what you need today to shine in the midst of the darkness around you. He’ll give you what you need because it makes Him happy to see you shine!