How to Let your Light Shine

If you want to know how to let your light shine follow these steps:

1. Become a Christian
To become a Christian say with your mouth that "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that when He died for our sins, God raised Him from the dead on the third day and you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) 

After doing this saying and believing which I call the "Theory of Salvation" you have to do the "Practical of Salvation" by reading the Bible and doing what it says so that you can live according to God's expectations.

In addition, make it a point to pray every day so that you can talk to God about what is going on in your life and also to ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit. 

Put on the helmet of salvation Ephesians 6

2. Believe You Are A Light
Accept and believe that as a Christian, You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14)  because Jesus said so.
I am a light for the world Matthew 5:14

This means that your words, actions and life are meant to offer the people around you some light which can be in the form of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control which are the fruits of the Holy Spirit who lives in you. (Galatians 5:22-23)

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control Galatians 5:22-23

Therefore begin doing the good works which God prepared for you (Ephesians 2:10) so that they can shed some light into the dark world.  

These good works can involve using the gifts of the Holy Spirit and using your God-given gifts and talents to serve the needs of those around you.

So, As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:10) 
I am God's masterpiece created in Christ to do good works which God prepared for me Ephesians 2:10

3. Put your Light on a Lampstand
As you begin doing the good work showcase your works because People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead they put it on a lampstand and it gives light to all who are in the house. (Matthew 5:15) 

By showcasing your good works, I do not mean advertising the alms you give to the poor since these should be done in secret.

What I mean is that you should tell other people of your works while giving glory to God. We can see a good example from David who told King Saul, "I have killed both lion and bear and this Philistine will be like one of them... The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. " (1 Samuel 30:36-37)  

For example in your case if your good works involve singing Christian praise and worship songs, you should do your best to produce high quality albums and market them so that other budding Christian musicians can be encouraged when they see your albums in the stores and hear you singing and testifying of how God has helped you along the way.

Therefore, Let your light shine before people so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16) 
Let your light shine before people so that they see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven Matthew 5:14-16

4. Do not Put your Light in a Basket
Do not bury your good works in a basket because of fear or any other reason.

Heed Paul who instructed Timothy to Stir up the gift of God (2 Timothy 1:6) that is in you and then he followed by telling him, God has not given us a spirit of fear. He has given us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7

Therefore do not let fear of failure or fear of any other thing make you hide your light in a basket. Click here to learn How to Overcome Fear of Failure so that you can let your light shine.

How to Overcome Fear of Failure

In addition, do not let other people bury your light and stop you from shining. 

If they try to hide your light, fight back by using The Word of God which is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17)

For example, you can pray, "Heavenly Father I ask you in the name of Jesus to deliver me from the hand of my enemies so that I can serve You without fear, in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. (Adapted Luke 1:74-75)

You can meditate on, "I am being filled with the knowledge of God's will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding so that I may walk worthy of the God, pleasing Him fully and being fruitful in every good work.(Adapted Colossians 1:9-10)

You can also confess, "I am steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord because I know that my labor in the Lord is not in vain. (Adapted 1 Corinthians 15:58)

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