I wrote these words in my journal about 4 years ago. A season of life that seems a lifetime ago, but a simple truth that still feels so real.
The thing about light that can seem so hard is that is reveals things that we never wanted to see-things we never wanted others to see. It exposes the sin that we have hidden in the crevices of our heart. But even though light exposes those dark spots, it also directs and reveals color. Isn't that such a sweet whisper to your soul right now?
Even though we have dark spots, His light vanquishes the shadows of our life, and it reveals the color-the beauty. Sweet friend, it opens a place for us to abide and know Him intimately.
When we walk in the way of the world, we have no eternal value and are not able to keep His commands, but when we abide in His light -His truth- we too can be the light! Oh my soul needed to be reminded of this today.
Whew. Did you get that one? We must choose be the salt + light. To look different than those around us, we must live different than those around us. We must live like Jesus lived!
But, if I am being completely honest with myself-with you..my feet are usually focused on myself and what will benefit me. I so selfishly walk in the way of the world because of the fear of rejection. The fear of dreams being revealed and shattered.
Oh but Sweet sister, if I walk in the way of the WORD -if you do too- our feet will be prepared for the calling ahead of us. That calling that somehow seems bigger than you. Yeah, that calling that is revealed by the light of God-of His WORD.
Sure, we may be rejected, but the beauty in that is we have a Father who was rejected, beaten, + mocked in our place and He will never leave our side. In His presence -His light- is great joy. A joy that can only be made complete in Him, by adding in His light and trusting His plans.
So let the light reveal your dark spots. Let His light guide your path to that calling that somehow seems bigger than you, and JUST TRUST.