I am amazed at the number of people, walking through life, deadened to the purpose for their living. They while away their time emulating the way others live, instead of living a positive life of their own.
They live from a couch, watching a TV set; they sit at their computers seeking satisfaction in information and games; they live for the latest Iphone, Ipad, Xbox, or other electronic gadget. With the push of a button, they expect the abundant life.
They are beings, with a light of special gifts, talents, and experiences. I want to tell them to wake up and share of themselves with a darkened world that needs their light. Where is their ambition? What is their purpose for living? We were put here to bring light to others. We need to have goals and expectations and work towards accomplishing our aspirations.
What is our responsibility for the privilege of living in this world? As the sun lights our days and the moon our nights, we are being called on to light up the lives of those around us. Think about the power of light. It makes sight possible. It allows us to see things the way they really are. It eliminates the darkness. With the power of your light, darkness retreats.
You have the capacity to bring love and joy, care and compassion, and inspiration and motivation to others in this world. It begins with your thoughts and emotions and is brought out through your actions. What would it mean to light the world around you with great hope, desire, and possibility? When you change just one life, you start to change the whole world.
Start with yourself. Be honest and true. Be able to laugh at yourself. Admit when youre wrong and apologize. Always show respect for others. Bring value to others lives. Be grateful. The more you nurture your own light, the better you can illuminate the way for others. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. So, it is with us.
When we give of ourselves, our light is not diminished, but aids others who are still in darkness. A realm of light is needed to overcome the darkness of this world. God put you here for a purpose. Learn what He has for you to do and passionately shine your light into the world.
Even now, there are countless others in need of the guidance, security, and inspiration of your light. So, be a light in this world, every day that you live. Live in the light of eternity.
Copyright © 2011 Bob Stoess
--- Submitted By Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky
Bob Stoess is a Retired CEO, a prolific writer and wonderful mentor.
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