Shine Your Light

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So many people are hurting today and, in all honesty, unless you have walked in their shoes, there is absolutely no way of understanding what they are going through.

They may be filled with depression, sorrow or pain.  They might be having thoughts of suicide.  They might be in financial distress.  Their home life could be filled with chaos. So, how can we make a difference and shine a light in their dark world?

God has given every single one of us a unique skill or talent.  Maybe you love painting, gardening, couponing, music or maybe you are a talented financial wizard or organizer that gets things done.  Maybe you have a bubbly personality that is infectious.  Whatever your talent, God can use it in the most remarkable ways.

Proverbs 16:24 says that “pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body”.   Just by a small act of kindness, saying hello with a smile, could mean the world of difference to someone battling depression.  Holding a door open could show a glimmer of kindness.  You never know what kind of day they had and you just might not realize that you were their only glimpse of hope. You never know how your actions impact someone else.

God wants us all to shine our lights brightly towards others.  We are blessed to be a blessing.  It doesn’t matter how small the act is…what matters is the impact on the other side.  God will always use your talents for the right person, in the Jesus people seeexact moment it is needed.  God knows what that person is going through and what they desperately need.  By allowing Him to use you in these small acts of kindness, He will make the most incredible impact on their lives.

Always remember that “it is more blessed to give than to receive”.  (Acts 20:13)  There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than a heart filled with the excitement of knowing you touched someone today.  You just might be their only glimpse of hope in a very dark world.

So, SHINE YOUR LIGHT on all those you come in contact with today. For you just might start the most amazing chain of events that impacts them so deeply; that their life will never be the same.

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