Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. Matthew 5:15, NLT
I ran into a young lady the other day who told me she’s working on her fourth book. “That’s wonderful, I replied. Who’s your publisher?” “I have written four books, but none of them are published.”
In the bible passage today, Jesus tells Christians they are the light of the world. But he also tells them not to hide their light, but to let it shine so others can see Christ through them. But what are some ways Christians hide their lights? One of them is through fear. Their fear of sharing their faith causes them to hide their light, which can keep others from learning about Jesus Christ.
Similarly, you can hide your light through your fears. Your writings may be good, but your fear of what others will think about what you’ve written may cause you to hide your writings in a journal or computer file. And no matter how good your writings are, no one will ever see them if they are stashed away.
Have you written something you’ve been hesitant to share because of your fear of whether others will like what you’ve written? Determine today to stop hiding your light, and to submit your writings for all the world to see.
Sharing the journey,
Writer’s prayer: Father, help me to overcome my fears, and to let my light shine by submitting my writings for publication Amen.
Writer to Writer: What are you doing today to let your light shine as a Christian writer? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you!