Have you ever tired to navigate through a dark room? I have, and I’ve tripped, stubbed my toes and waved my arms in front of me trying to feel for the walls. When I’m in a dark place the first thing I want to do is find the light. I do not turn on the light to look around and see where I need to go, then turn it off and try to walk in darkness. No, because the lights are useful and necessary. In the book of Ephesians Paul says that we were once darkness but now as believers we are light in the world. We are called to be light in a dark place and we are to shine in a way that brings glory to God (Matt 5:16).
Ephesians 5:8-11 NKJV “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
It will happen every once in a while that my husband will be talking to me and as I look at him I notice that his glasses are really dirty so I will offer to clean them. Often he will refuse and say they are fine, but later when he goes to clean them he realizes how dirty his glasses really were and he’ll say “how could I see through these things?” His vision was skewed. The light to his eyes dimmed because his glasses were dirty. Sometimes as we live our lives we get stuff on us and our light shines a little dimmer than before, it can be worry, stress, choosing not to forgive or any other sin or thing that takes our focus off of the One we receive our light from, Our Heavenly Father.
Daily we need to take time to allow the Lord to examine us, through prayer and spending time in The Word. Also be that godly sister in the Lord that would come along side someone and gently say let me help clean off those glasses if its done in love they probably won’t refuse but will appreciate your love for them. In the same way if some says to you, “I think you got a smudge here,” receive it and pray asking the Lord to cleanse you that you might shine brightly for Him.