Ahhhh! So this is the first time I’m doing a topic like this and I can’t wait to pour out my thoughts on this 😁
Okay first things first. Child of God, say “🖐” in the comments if you KNOW that when you decide to follow Christ, you become a light to the world, whether you intend to be one or not. Jesus said “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. THEREFORE, let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
So whether you like it or not, whether you are shining bright or dim, if you follow Christ, then YOU ARE A LIGHT.💥👏
Now, why is it that many Christians don’t know that they are light, or they don’t know how to SHINE for Christ? I’ll share my thoughts on this tomorrow because the reasons are critical to helping you understand how to grow in letting your light shine. ☀
So come back to the same time slot on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. See ya ❤
Okayyyy welcome back. So today I want us to tackle the reasons why many Christians are not shining as the light of the world that we were saved to be.
😏 We don’t really understood what it means to be a Christian, and as a result, we do not understand or embrace our new identity in Christ or our role as co-workers with Him to reconcile all creation back to loving intimacy with and surrender to Him.
😏We have the wrong view of what it means to be a light to the world.
😏 We are afraid of what people will say if we come across as ‘too Jesus freaky’ so we come up with reasons to tone down our faith or the expression of it. This is a real fear that I also get, especially in these times where to differ with someone’s lifestyle choices is seen as equivalent to hating and rejecting the person.
😏 We don’t feel we have anything to offer the world because we are also still struggling with sin and brokenness and we do not feel like there is any light in us at all.
😏 We are distracted and preoccupied with the cares of this world- immersed in life on earth and not in the life in the Spirit, which is what we have been born into as children of God.
Do you recognize any of these reasons as valid for yourself? Have you been allowing your light to stay dim?
On Friday, I’ll begin to share practical ways that you can become more switched on to letting your light so shine before men, so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Hey… 👋 so you looked through the list of reasons I shared on Wednesday (BOOMTIPS POST) and you were like, “Yup, that’s me.” Well, good news! You CAN begin today to be a light 💡 to the world.
How though? I’ll share just 3 that come to mind
1* Understand that whether or not you want to or are intentionally trying to be a light, you already are ‘a city set on a hill’. 🌃 You are already on exhibit. The world is watching you and for the most part, they are hoping that what you claim to believe is actually true, because everyone is looking for hope, meaning and help in this world.
2* Understand that your light is not in your good works but actually in your understanding and embracing of the gift of salvation that you received through faith in Christ. 💥 So, it’s sooooo important that you really understand what it means to be a Christian. If you don’t, or if your understanding is skewed or warped, the world will see you and be repelled, misled, instead of challenged and drawn to the light of God. So be honest with yourself; if you really do not have a confident understanding of what it means to be ‘saved’, do something about it. Go for a course, join a Bible school/study, get someone to disciple you. Do something. Get understanding.
3* Lastly, as you gain understanding of what it really means for you, now that you are saved, you will naturally begin to exhibit the LIGHT that you had worked so hard to exhibit but couldn’t. 🔥
You see, the thing about being the light of the world is that it’s not something you have to produce yourself. It’s a product of you abiding in Christ consciously and making room in your life for Him to shine through. So all you really need to do in order to be a light is be consciously, intentionally and humbly WHO YOU ARE- a child of the MOST HIGH 👑 . Walk with God, and you will be that city set on a hill that is actually shining and drawing the hearts of people to God. ❤❤
Come back Sunday, same time slot, for the closing boom tip on this topic.
Hi folks! Here’s the last installments on this amazing topic. 👉🏾This time two years ago, I did a video teaching titled “CAN I HAVE FRONT ROW SEATS TO YOUR LIFE?” and it’s sooooo on point on this topic.
Go watch it now on https://youtu.be/lFUuvQSiE7Q and learn from it … and let this coming week be a “let your light so shine!” week☀)
Coach Toyin, Founder of The Narrow Gateway
As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.