This spark of thoughts came to my mind today:
Do I want to be a sun or a moon?
Sun radiates. Sun creates its own energy. Sun brings to light.
The moon reflects what’s surrounding it. The moon is passive. The light on it is fleeting and swift.
We are the products of our environment. We are also the fruit of our thoughts and the words we say to ourselves.
When unpleasant things and feelings happen, we could ask ourselves: do I want to be a sun or a moon?
Remember, God created us to be a radiant sun:
Matthew 5:14-16 says:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
What happens when we plant this truth deep in our hearts? We will have the light of Jesus shine through us regardless of our environment.
When the weather is good, the sun shines brilliantly.
When the weather is terrible, we know the sun is still there, behind all those clouds, and will peek through eventually.
Ask yourself often, what attitude am I holding right now?
Do I let my mind stray to the negative space, or do I pull myself out with the proper perspective?
Do I have inner peace with everything and everyone?
Do I bring warmth and genuineness to everyone I meet, or am I judgmental and calculating?
Do I put all my effort into what I am doing right now, or do I get easily distracted or feel defeated? Remember, there is no defeat but only valuable lessons.
Do I want to be a Beautiful sun or a sad moon?