Friday, October 3, 2014

Lighting Up the World Despite my Humanness

God has called me to be a light to this world. But I get off
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base when I think I have to somehow conjure up this light myself. God doesn't want me to create my own light, which could only ever be a pale imitation. He wants me to reflect His Light. I have to let go of myself and stop blocking Him.

God chooses to shine His Light through us, mere humans, and I'm amazed by that. He has unlimited power and commands the universe, yet He chooses to let us be a part of His work. And it's not because we're so good. No, we're weak; we constantly stumble. And He loves us so much that He picks us back up and gives us another chance. His mercy is overwhelming. And yet we think we have to do everything all by ourselves. 

Don't be afraid of your humanness. Someone once told me that all our cracks let God's Light shine through us. We are called to be a light in a dark world. Always remember that. But remember, too, that God's using you for something big, and He won't leave you to do it alone. 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12


  1. That last paragraph? Beautiful. And not just the way you wrote it. Just that whole concept. All of our cracks will be made beautiful.

    1. Aw, thank you, Bekah! And I completely agree - that concept quietly blew me away when I first heard it. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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