Don't you just want to be that bright light on a hill that can't be hidden?
Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden"
Today I was thinking about yesterday and how I was completely disappointed by someone. Someone who pretended to have integrity, but really turned out to be... not that. Honestly, I'd rather know what I am getting into instead of someone pretending to be something they are not. And I expect a man of integrity is just that.
I could have dealt with it in a bunch of different ways, a couple of them would have caused the fruit of the spirit to fall off my tree, and I made that promise in church on Sunday to only speak life. UGH! So I kept quiet, thanked God for removing the scales, and was just me. I am sure many noticed that I wasn't "ok" but I had a lot to work through.
I could do a lot of things, but I chalk it up to a life lesson.
You know what I want? I want to be a light on a hill. One that can't be hidden, and one that can't be put out. I want to live by Phillipians 4:8-9
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you
I want to put those "life lessons" taught to be by God, bring Glory to Him because He is good, all the time, even when all around us doesn't seem like it.
I want to remember that "it is not always when we have something that we celebrate"
I want to forgive.
I want to be the light that I have been called to be. Never to be put out.