Flashlights And Mirrors

30 Dec

Flashlights And Mirrors…

If you take out a mirror and hold it up, it will reflect everyone and everything around it. In the darkness, it will reflect darkness. If it’s cloudy, the mirror will reflect the clouds. If it’s sunny, the mirror will reflect the sun.

Now replace that mirror with a flashlight. In a bright room, the flashlight might appear to be similar to the mirror as one would see light emanating from it. But in a place with no light, the flashlight would act very differently from the mirror.

Where the mirror would be completely dark, the flashlight would light up the darkness. The flashlight is independent of its circumstances. It doesn’t reflect – it shines. Most people, even believers, go through their lives reflecting their surroundings – their circumstances, their world, and the people around them.

If you live that way, you can never be any better than what surrounds you. Instead, be a light – love where there is no love, rejoice where there’s no rejoicing, and shine your light in the darkness. For God called you to be the light of the world – and not the mirror of the world.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8

Today, resolve to NOT live as a Mirror but a Light! Don’t reflect your circumstances – shine into them.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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