Be Lit From Within
Assuming you are on your laptop at night and then power suddenly goes off, what happens?
If your keyboard is illuminated then the light going off does not affect you. But if you are using one of those old laptops without illuminated keyboards, then unless you know how to type without looking at your keyboard you might as well shut down because typing will become a nightmare for you.
When darkness comes that’s when an illuminated keyboard gets its chance to show off its light.
And so should we.
In the words of Francis Bacon, “In order for the light to shine so brightly, darkness must be present"
In life we will encounter darkness (sickness, failure, loss, financial challenges, etc). If we do not have an internal light that helps counter these challenges then life becomes very tough.
So what is your internal light? It is….
~ the hope you have that things will be better tomorrow even when you don’t know/see how.
~ when you believe in yourself when no one else does.
~ when you maintain a positive attitude in the midst of insurmountable negativity.
~ when you choose to remain calm when there’s a mighty storm around you.
~ when you seek to be grateful for everything you have even though there’s a lot more you need.
~ when you decide to be happy when there’s enough to drive you up the wall.
Ray Davis said this, "Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the lights that shines within you".
Carry your own light everywhere you go and darkness will never hold you down. Be a light that illuminates not just for you but for others too.
Be a beacon of light in someone else’s darkness.