The Journey of Preparation to Singleness, Marriage & Intimacy With God
Day 71: DIM YOUR LIGHT? NEVER
Shinning my light bright was an area of my life that I struggled with greatly. I felt that if I shined my greatness in it's fullest, people would reject me, be mad at me, think I was showing off, stuck up, or even that I was boasting.
Today’s Lesson: You disrespect God when you dim your light. For he gave it to you, so shine it bright!
God has given everyone a measure of greatness for their purpose. God has also given each of us a way to attract people to Him, and that is through our light.
Your light may be reflected in the way you teach. Your light may be reflected in the way you serve. Your light may be reflected in the way you sing, or write or even in the way you cook, look, smile or laugh.
The key thing to remember on this journey of singleness, marriage and intimacy with God, is that we are not in competition with each other. We are in competition with ourselves. The day you compete with your neighbor or even dummy down for your neighbor is the day you disrespect the one who created you.
I was once helped in this area in a great learning lesson. I love to dress up, I call it getting dolled up. But when I was with my mentor, I decided to dress down. She said something that changed my life. “I don't like when people think they need to dim their light around me, my light doesn't need help to shine”.
I realized at that moment that I was not only disrespecting myself, I was disrespecting my mentor thinking I had a help her brilliance, by dimming my light. Soon after I realized when I dim my light I also disrespected God.
So until tomorrow, shine bright my sister, shine bright my brother and dim down for nobody, not even yourself.
With Beautiful Love