In the quote from Marianne Williamson I shared yesterday, she closes by saying, “And as 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.”
Epperly writes, “As we continue in God’s holy adventure, we discover that letting our light shine is a matter of vocation and service, not pride. Sadly, we often forget our identity as God’s light in the world, and we let ourselves live by fear, defensiveness, guilt, and scarcity. Though we may doubt our abilities and hide our gifts, God’s light still shines, constantly illuminating and transforming our lives even when we are unaware of its power.”(65)
How have you been a channel of God’s light in your life? Do you have fears that keep you from shining in ways you think God leads you? Are you afraid of failure, or embarrassment, or are you afraid of success and the responsibility that comes with that? Make some notes in your journal as you think about those questions today. And write down some words or phrases to describe what it might look like and feel like for you to let God’s light shine in you and through you.