“…ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” (I Thessalonians 5: 4-5)
We are made to shine forth and blend harmoniously with God’s beautiful day. Everything about us is built to radiate goodness and light in the world. Identify yourself rightly, as the children of light you are. Don’t let the allure of self-doubt, self-judgment, anger, and fear cause you to believe you are more welcome in the darkness than in the light, more comfortable there.
Get uncomfortable quickly with that shadowed sense of life. It doesn’t dignify you or the Almighty God Who made you. It’s a creeping lie and it will keep you buried in a sense of gloom and doom when fruitful freedom is beckoning you out to play. Not only are you worthy of coming out of belittlement and cynicism and fear, you must come out! The world is being deprived of a precious thing without your light to shine in it. Truly.
Let’s stop justifying our reasons to hide, to sleep, to give up. There is no reason valid enough or large enough to conquer your true brightness, God’s own light and Life expressed as the eternal flame that is you. Don’t hide away like a thief. Don’t let the evil sense of material life rob you of your true goodness, enthusiasm, and peace.
We are children of light. We know the Truth and power of Love. We are mighty to bless and to be blessed!
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