How to be a Beautiful Light that Shatters Darkness

To everyone who seeks to encourage others in the Word; whether you are a writer, a speaker, singer, preacher, teacher, photographer, or a compassionate friend;  whatever your avenue, I want to encourage you today.

It is also on my heart today to encourage those of you who want to encourage others in the Word, but haven’t yet stepped out to do it.

I write you all today to say, Keep at it my friends!  Keep going strong!  You are changing the world, one word at a time, and you are changing me.  You all encourage me to be bolder for God, to walk with bigger faith, to love harder, to forgive more, and to show grace at every turn.  For that, I say thank you, friends.

When there is so much heartache in the world, your faithfulness to encourage has become a brilliant light and a place of refuge to those who have been trapped in darkness.

You may never know how far your words will reach, but rest assured nothing you say or do in the name of Jesus will be worthless.  We have a guarantee of that very thing contained in one of my favorite verses.  It’s a verse that I use as an anchor for my ministry, and I hope that you will too.

“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth:  it shall not return to me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  ~Isaiah 55:11Be encouraged to keep sharing the gospel! Then you can become that beautiful light that will pierce the darkness and shatter the enemy's grip on the world!

If you reach a million people, or just one, you can rest in the confidence that since you have done the will of your Father in Heaven, lives will be impacted, and the world will be changed.  

As you continue to share His truth with the world, His plans will be put into motion and they will accomplish what He purposes!

Isn’t that a great feeling?

When you reflect back and think about God’s promise that His Word will prosper in the areas that He has sent it, it sets you free from the burden of trying to accomplish this mission on your own.   As you faithfully share the gospel, God’s power is mightily at work in and through you.

God can do infinitely more with one person willing to share the Gospel, than with a million people who want to keep it to themselves.

One willing and obedient heart WILL #ChangeTheWorld Click To Tweet

Have courage my friends, for you are doing the work of God and his blessings and favor surround you.

Don’t be gripped by fear, for you are mighty in the land.  You have been equipped for that which God has called you.  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see the fruit of your labor, instead trust in the Word of God.  For He has promised you will reap a harvest of blessing if you persevere and do not grow weary in doing what is right.

If you are feeling weary, I want to tell you that I know where you are.

If you are someone who has not yet taken the step God is calling you toward, to be a source of encouragement, I know where you are too.

For a long time, I felt the prompting to write and share God’s Word with others, but I was terrified to do it.

I had all of these thoughts swirling around in my head telling me that I wasn’t qualified to tell others about Christ.

I heard those voices of condemnation nagging at me saying, “who are you, a sinner, to preach the  perfect Word of God?”

And then, I was even more terrified of the response (or in the world of technology, the lack of response) I would get if I did share His Word.

I didn’t go to seminary and I am certainly no expert in Christianity.  There are parts of my Bible that I still haven’t read, and I am a sinner of the worst kind.  I have secrets, I act shamefully,  I drop the ball all the time.

How could I possibly be qualified to lead people to Christ?  No person in their right mind would take advice from a sinner like me, right?

Wrong!  

God uses our stories. ALL OF OUR STORIES. For His glory. #TellYourStory Click To Tweet

Do you, too, sometimes feel unworthy of sharing His Word?

I saw this picture on Pinterest the other day and I think it really drives the point home here.  We all have things that make us feel unworthy, but that doesn’t make us useless.

photo credit: instapray.com
photo credit: instapray.com

Isn’t it funny how God often uses our own shortcomings to bring others to Christ?  The very things that we think we should hide from the world, God uses to reveal His glory.

Remember, when Paul was suffering with a thorn in his flesh, God said to him, “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

That’s such a miracle!

Just think about it, the lowest parts of your life could be the very things that save someone else’s soul and bring them back to life…  It’s a beautiful thing!!!

My friend, when all of those thoughts of inadequacy start to creep in over you, run back to Isaiah 55:11!  

“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth:  it shall not return to me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Renew in your Spirit that God’s Word will accomplish what it sets out to do and be strengthened in courage that you are the vessel God has specifically chosen to use! You are a rare and beautiful treasure my dear friend, and God is using you in powerful ways. Click To Tweet

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” ~Galatians 6:9

So spread the word friends!  Spread it to the ends of the earth and rest in peace knowing that God has a plan and His plan always makes a way.  

Your words are all beautiful, and they are all necessary

Continue to share your stories, continue to spread the truth of God’s Word so that you can become that brilliant, beautiful light that will pierce the darkness and shatter the enemy’s grip on the world.

#BeTheLight that will pierce the darkness and shatter the enemy's grip on the world. Click To Tweet

Sharing the gospel of peace with others is one of the greatest privileges available to us in this life.  It is a calling placed on each and every one of us to go and preach the good news of Christ  and to spread it to the ends of the earth.

I am so grateful to be counted worthy of this calling and to be in such good company as all of you who do what you do to faithfully show the love of God to a lost and broken world.

Thank you friends, for being a light that shines for Christ!  I pray that you will continue to shine into all the world!

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.”  ~Luke 11:33

Blessings and love,

Tiffany

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16 Replies to “How to be a Beautiful Light that Shatters Darkness”

  1. This is such valuable encouragement for Christ-followers! One of Satan’s most tempting lies is that we aren’t making a difference – that we’re unqualified, ill-equipped, and inconsequential. Thank you for sharing boldly about the impact Jesus wants each of us to make within the realm of influence He places us.

    Thank you for linking up with us at Grace & Truth! I’m happy to have this as my feature at A Divine Encounter this Friday. Be sure to stop by and grab your “I’ve been featured” button as our way of saying, “Thank you.”

    1. Wow, Jennifer!

      I don’t even know what to say other than thank you! I love your blog and what you do and I am so honored to be featured! Thank you!

      I am so glad that you found some encouragement from this post, and I genuinely hope others will too. This entire message came from something the Holy Spirit was convicting me of personally and He graciously allowed me to share it with others. There certainly is power in recognizing the devil’s tricks and remembering who you are In Christ! In Christ we are all over-comers!

      Blessings,
      Tiffany

  2. Tiffany, were you a cheerleader in a former life? 🙂 Sometimes it seems there are so many words “out there” already that adding more is futile. Thank you for your encouragement to keep on keeping on.

    1. Hahaha Elizabeth! No, I was not, but thanks for the compliment, and the laugh! 🙂 When you are sharing a message that brings people to know Christ there can never be enough words! You never know how God will use your faithfulness to touch someone else. Go preach it girl!

  3. I needed to hear this today. I am learning to step out in faith as God is leading me to share the inner stirrings within my heart that he teaches me through trials. I am preparing my blog about Keeping Family Strong Through Christ and pray I have courage the day I press the publish button.

    1. Wow Valerie, that’s incredible!! I completely understand that fear, I was right there with you just a few months ago! I’ll be looking out for your launch! Trust me girl, if you are following God’s prompting, it will certainly be blessed. If you need some extra encouragement, check out The Peony Project. Its a great community of bloggers that all love Jesus!

      I’m sure you’re blog will be amazing!

      Blessings,
      Tiffany

  4. Thank you so much Tiffany! I love how God gives encouragement along the way. Your blog looks amazing and your writing touches my soul. Thank you for directing me to The Peony Project as well.

    1. No problem! They are a really wonderfully helpful group, I hope you like it! If you need any help along the way just let me know!

  5. Such a great reminder Tiffany! Christians (and I think especially women) are geared to consider ourselves unworthy when it comes to being powerhouses for Christ. What a terrible lie that satan tries to convince us all of… he renders us useless for the kingdom when we start to believe we don’t have something to offer. You are so right- God can and will use each and every one of us if we’ll only let Him. Love your passionate words and the great encouragement for the body of Christ. God bless!

  6. This post was so wonderful!! I am having such a delightful time reading through your blog!!!
    SO glad for fruitful bloggers and the opportunity to connect with you!
    🙂 Rebecca

    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment! I am so glad you enjoyed this post, I hope it was just what you needed! Praying for you girl 🙂

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