“You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.(Matthew 5:14-15 AMP)
Anyone who does not utilize their light usually lacks understanding and hasn’t identified his purpose. Why is that we who have been endued with the greater power are always held back but those with the little power advance very much? And my discovery was fear. Fear has always been our limitation as light bearers.
We carry a greater dimension of power, love, and above all The Holy Spirit who is our greatest help to accomplish everything required of us. Yet, still we are cowered.
I have come to understand that the purpose to which we possess this light is a means to lead someone to The Light (John 8:12). We shine not for ourselves but for others and most importantly to bring honor to God.
To be the light of the world speaks of dominance, position and influence. And our default state as light bearers is to evolve and be relevant, putting us in a position where many are looking up to us irrespective of where we find ourselves.
There is no doubt that the world is fading day-by-day. Systems are failing, the government cannot be trusted, nations are fighting against each other and there is so much strife and tension in the air.
But we need to arise and understand that our focus is not about being in a competition; but about completing and complimenting each other. We all need to take our place so we can function properly. Lives are dependent on us and a’lot of change can come through us only if we will arise.
Jesus remains our ultimate source thus it is expected of us not to abandon our fellowship with Him but to remain connected so that through Him, we can effectively become the channel of light we ought to be to others.
If we are not ignorant, then we are informed today. Necessity is laid on us daily and it is time we begin to avail ourselves. It is really my prayer that we won’t hide our light or be afraid of being who God has called us to be.
We will be spurred on to tap into the potentials God has placed on the inside of us and deliberately use it for the fulfillment and the advancement of His purpose here on earth.
Truly, God wants us to turn on our light. He wants us to shine forth. He wants us to radiate His light on earth. So, wherever you are in the world, arise and shine. This is our command and someone needs your light. Shalom.