Let Your Light Shine

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I studied in STC for 11 years (prep to high school). And for those 11 years I thought I've already absorbed the school motto.

Theresians, let your light shine and be a blessing.

Who wouldn't right? It's something I see and hear every single day. BUt recently I realized I really haven't absorbed it until now. It was just something I memorized and not actually lived up to.

Some of the things I learned....

- To shine is to be the best that you can be. You don't have to be perfect. God doesn't expect us to be perfect.

- We should accept the fact that we are all flawed and are living under God's grace. He just wants us to be the best version of ourselves. Remember that you can always do better.

- To be a light does not mean being a people pleaser. Always try to perform for the audience of one. If you do everything for the Lord you can never go wrong.

- It is important to have the right motives. We as humans can do good things for the wrong reasons. Remember that God looks at the heart and not the action.

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