Little Light Of Mine. 🜂
Creativity is a reflection of one’s inspiration-whether it be derived from an internal or external source-it is something that is born organically; at it’s best, a work unforced.
God is an artist. He is the ultimate creator & what is most beautiful of all is the fact that He created the most grand of things within the context of limited resources (i.e. created man from dust, the light & sky simply from speaking it into being). Although having limited resources could have caused him to abort his original plans for the creation of human life (& the entire world for gosh sakes)-He did not back down! He had a plan and went for it in the right time, His perfect timing! What beautiful faith, boldness & power. What breath-taking results. God is man of action (& I believe he is calling us to be too!).
When you have purpose, you walk it out-despite the circumstances.
A few months ago I found myself having much more free time than I wanted to, time that I wanted to spend working & saving for my future. I got word that a feature film was coming to town & prayed to God (more than once) about a door of opportunity opening for me on this production. After the first week of filming went by, I have to admit that in the back of my head I was already coming to terms that this was probably not happening for me now; that the people that were supposed to be there were already locked in. How wrong I was!
I received a call for a day of work on the film & believe me-I was ecstatic! One day turned into two, & here I am still working & SO thankful! The position I hold is not the most glamorous of them all, definitely not a position that I expected to attain, but can I say I am so thankful for where I am! God is good. At first I didn’t understand why God would have placed me here, but over time & with being open to His plans, He has guided me through each & every day, revealing purpose along the way (I'm a poet, & I know it!).
I am a LIGHT.
“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness & will end up in the garbage. Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world…I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand-shine!” (Matthew 5: 13-16)
There are so many people within our lives; those we work around, & those that we forget we pass by that are in need of LIGHT —-> in need of hope, encouragement, joy, laughter, a shoulder, just a simple smile. I believe God has called us to be the bearers of these things-for His people, for His GLORY! This position has opened up so many doors that have led me to a handful of conversations about purpose & life! It’s such a beautiful & fulfilling feeling when you can give thanks for where you are right now, even if it’s not exactly what you imagined for yourself. When you allow God space to do His work, believe me, you will surely see the blessings & fruit start to blossom all around you!
“You’re blessed when you get your inside world-your mind and heart-put right. ♡ Then you can see God in the outside world.” (Matthew 5:8)
Overall, from this season & particular experience I’ve learned to grow in faith. I was reminded that faith is action. I was guilty of waiting around for God to show up in my life & direct me to a T, but as Steven Furtick pointed out in his amazing book “Greater,” I could be waiting a very long time for this to happen. God will work in us & for us, but we have to act & take steps toward a direction- even if we may not be 100% confident that that is the way we should be traveling. We can trust that God will show up & meet us on location (a.k.a on set, like he has for me!).
Get out there, make some moves, try new things, step into unfamiliar territory, meet some people, show love to all, & watch how God shows up! After all, you are the LIGHT that is designed to shine! Check out the song below (one of my favorites) & let’s get pumped!
“Be the Crown in the light & Sound // Be the fire burning inside out // Be the love casting out all fear // Let your name rule the atmosphere!”