“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14-16
I am at that age now where my friends are all finding where the Lord is leading them in this new stage of their lives, and it’s amazing to see! Some are using the talents and passion the Lord has given them to go through college to become nurses, some are getting married and having kids, and some are busy with their part time jobs and volunteering in the community. Sometimes it can be difficult for me, being too sick to hardly get out of bed for months on end. I can feel as if I am missing out on life.
Thankfully I don’t have to feel this way, and He has brought me to a place where I don’t often anymore. The Lord has numbered our days, while He has me in this place I’m not missing something else, I’m right where He has me. The Lord has a path for all of us, and they are all different, but what they all have in common is that we can be a light to the world through them and glorify Him.
Whether you are a student, nurse, stay-at-home mom, librarian, barista, or a professionally sick person, there are ways we can serve and glorify our Creator. This will look different for everyone. For me I feel as if my writing is one of the ways I can glorify Him. Through my blog I can share what’s been placed on my heart and the lessons He’s taught me. I have a far way to go, but He is always working on helping His children grow, and my blog can reflect that. Maybe because of my sickness I will be able to encourage someone else who is having a hard time accepting where they’ve been placed in life, maybe I can better serve those who are also chronically ill, or maybe someone will come across this blog post who’s going through a difficult trial and it will help them.
Life isn’t easy, but we weren’t called to an easy life. We were called to pick up our cross and follow Him. If through that I can bring Him glory I will strive to do it joyfully and look forward to the day when I will see Him in heaven.