faithful living

This Little Light Of Mine

For some reason, I have a song from my childhood playing on repeat in my brain this morning. I have no idea what started this broken record in my mind, but I did stop to think on some of the lyrics.

“This little light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine”

“Hide it under a bushel? No!
I’m gonna let it shine

Y’all. I hide my light sometimes.
I am afraid for others to see it.

What if they don’t like it?

What if they DO and then I have to shine brighter and brighter?

You know what is wrong with the two previous questions? They start with ‘what if’. I know from experience that the little ‘what if’ monster is not your friend. He’s very cunning and convincing, but he’s just a barricade between you and the good work God intends for you to do. He plays on your insecurities. He lies. He encourages you to lie to yourself.

I wish I had the answers. I wish I could tell you I have kicked that little monster to the curb and never looked back, but he’s sneaky and resilient…so we have to be on guard.

Your light is a gift.

You sharing your light is a gift to the world.

‘What if’ you did just that?

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