You are a SHINING Star!
Have you ever tried lighting a candle in a well-lit room? Are you able to see it’s brightness or is it overpowered by the artificial lighting in the room? If you are like most people you’d definitely agree with the latter statement over the former. The artificial lighting would overpower the authentic glow of the candle.
When you look up the definition for the word artificial it says ,”made or produced by human beings, a copy of something natural or insincere.” There are some people in life that float towards those rooms full of artificial lighting. Instead of walking in their authenticity, they abandon it for something that’s popular or well accepted. What this creates is something that’s insincere and far from true.
This artificial lighting is really an imitation of the light of Christ. Though it may shine extremely bright, what’s it’s source? If it’s not Christ, then it’s something powered by the Kingdom of Darkness. But those who carry the light of Christ, carry this warm flame that can remain lit, even when the “power” goes out.
In life, you may feel that no one sees or appreciates your authenticity, but know your realness comes with a warmth. Your realness, shines in the darkness. Your realness, makes you a unique creation of the Most High King.
One word of advice, don’t worry about the brightness of the artificial things in life, cause when the lights are off, only those connected to the true source will continue to shine…
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16 NKJV
Be A Star by Tyra Banks from the Movie Lifesize
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
How has saying yes to God allowed your uniqueness to shine even brighter?