Yesterday, a had a bit of a peculiar experience. I had a couple of people walk up to me and speak, because they recognized me. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I'm terrible with names, but I can recognize faces. In these cases, I couldn't do either. I've grown to now feel comfortable telling people that I don't remember their name or face, so I did just that in these istances. Regardless, they went on to tell me how they knew me or where they remembered me from, which made for an interesting conversation seeing as I didn't know or remember them. Unbeknownst to me, these people were watching me during prior interactions and were watching me on yesterday. Though neither had anything negative to say, it reminded me of how we are constanly being watched, even moreso as believers. This led me to Matthew, chapter 5.
We are called to be the light of the world in Matthew 5:14 and in verse 16 it says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." That means, in a world full of darkness, you must be the light. You must let your light shine through your actions, your words, and your thoughts. When you let the light of your life shine, you will draw others to Christ. That is our ultimate mission. This doesn't mean that your life will be perfect. It can't be. It does mean that you should strive to be all that God created you to be and that you live a life with morals and integrity.
As I was perusing the social webs today, the Lord said, "Let people be drawn to your light!" In context, God was telling my that when I let my light shine and continue to be ME and not mimick anyone else's light (life or ministry), then others will be drawn in. The scripture directs us to let OUR light shine-- not to reflect someone else's light or to try to dim another's. We must do what God has called us to do and reach the people that he's ordained for our light (life) to impact. Remember, other souls are counting on your obedience. So, shine bright and remember that the world is watching.