One of the boldest statements you will find in Scripture is the time Jesus put it out there and declared, “I am the Light of the world!” (John 8:12)
Perhaps even more mind boggling is that He also said, “YOU are the light of the world!” (Matthew 5:14)
It is a startling statement, but it’s right there in red. He said it, I believe it, and to hell with any other opinion.
And if you are the light of the world, is it not time to stop skulking in the shadows?
I’m choosing to speak I boldly. I’m deliberately wanting to poke and prod you to squirm if you are still holding back.
Trim Your Lamp, Ladies
There’s a story Jesus told about ten young women, all were waiting for their bridegroom. Five were prepared, trimmed their lamps, and were actively waiting with their light burning bright. The other unfortunate ladies had tucked their lamps away, thinking wrongly that their day would never come.
I want to remind you, your day has come!
Jesus is calling you to shine your light.
It might seem like a “little light o’ mine” in the vast ocean of shiny people punting their opinions, products and publications, but your light is nevertheless significant.
Whatever your estimation of what you have to bring, please recognise that your commission is not to compare your brightness with Bill or Brigit.
You have your own assignment, your own unique hue.
Let it shine!
Bring Your Glow To The Show
That can only happen when the treasures you carry on the inside of your heart are pulled from the shadows and you allow inspiration to spark your desire to bring your glow to the show.
It may mean stepping outside your comforts. I get that.
It may mean pushing aside your feelings of inadequacy. I know that one well.
But it is worth it all. Whatever it takes, unleash your genius, and make your move today.
Remember what happened to the unprepared virgins! Let’s make certain we are not part of that company, and be sure to prompt others to do the same.
You have good works waiting to be created and shipped, prompted by your desire to help others rise.
Together we can make a difference in so many lives, all of who need to see the shining lights of God’s people blazing like a city on a hill.
We are stand out people.
Stand up, take your place, and stand out just as you were made to do.
If you need help and want to be part of a community of fellow Christians who have their lights shining bright, I’d love to welcome you into the Christian Creative Academy. The Academy is here to help you discover your awesome, and share it with the world!