Dare to Let Your Light Shine
Have you ever felt like you had to hide the “real you” out of fear of rejection?
During my eighteen-year marriage, I did everything I could to be the wife he wanted, only to feel empty, ashamed, uncertain, and alone. I thought, “if I allowed him to see the real me, he wouldn’t love me.”
I don’t believe I am alone in this fear.
There is something so important about someone accepting us, that we are willing to give up everything we are to become something—someone we are not.
I believe this comes from the actions of Lucifer, also called “son of the morning” (Isaiah 14:12). “Some theologians think that Lucifer actually led the angels as they worshiped the Creator. If this is true, Lucifer, whose heart was “lifted up because of [his] beauty” (v. 17), apparently decided that he no longer wanted to be a worshiper; instead, he wanted to be worshiped. His wisdom was corrupted because of his brightness. Full of pride, he was cast down, and he convinced many angels to join him in rebellion against God. ”
I believe this desire for love and approval is what causes us to hide who we are mainly because we don’t know or understand just how important our job is.
Imagine being the head of the largest assembly of singers who have the honor to give praise and glory to the most important person ever! I am sure you’d agree that is a pretty amazing position, but it wasn’t enough for Lucifer. He wanted all of the accolades for himself.
I would like to encourage you to appreciate your light, the one that shines from within. Ask yourself, what is it about me that makes me unique?
Then be that person with all of your heart!
Don’t worry if others don’t understand or appreciate you, just know that you, just God told Moses in Deuteronomy, can “Be strong and of good courage … and [know He] will be with you” (Deut. 31:23 MEV).
Stop trying to fit in and remember you were made to stand out!
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Pierce, Chuck D., and John Dickson. The Worship Warrior: Ascending in Worship, Descending in War. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2010. Print.