Reflect or Absorb

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Light is the reflection of all the colors, while darkness is the absorption of all the colors.

I am generally concerned about people thinking that any good deeds I do are for my glory. I tend to talk about whatever I am involved in with excitement. I love to get others involved. Yet then, I find myself pulling back because I feel like I am being a show-off. I find myself going to the other extreme. Even though my general interest is not for my own glory, but to get others involved in a good cause.

I realize I start to absorb the light instead of reflecting it. Light must be seen to be beneficial. How can I make sure that the works glorify God and not point to me? How can I reflect Him instead of me?

Lord, you know the questions in my heart. I love to help and serve, but I get so discouraged because in sharing I feel like I make it all about me. I am turned off when other believers make it about them instead of you, or if I feel that is what they are doing. Is that my judgmental attitude stopping me? Is the the work of the enemy trying to curb the light? Open my eyes, reveal to me the right way to do your good works. Lord I want to reflect your light to the world around me. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayers. In Jesus name. Amen.

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