Nothing secret will come to light.
I try to read scripture every day. Yesterday, I read the about the parable of the lights. There was a specific part that resonated quite deeply with me, “Nothing secret will come to light.” I often think about how we are all born with a unique set of gifts, gifts that we are supposed to use in this world to fulfill our purpose in life.
For a long time, I hid my gifts. I hated my gifts. I learned, that when people discovered my gifts, they would try to maximize it. I felt exploited often. These last couple of months, I realized I could have used my gifts to my liking instead of profiting other’s needs. I hated hiding my gifts, not exploring my true potential, and watching others greedily reap the benefits of my gift. I intentionally hid my gifts because I learned people always tried to take advantage of it, for not so good purposes. I wanted to give my gift to people who truly deserved and acknowledged it, I wanted to uplift others, bring awareness to injustices, and create a place of healing. I did not want to use my gift for glory, fame, job advancements, or increased funding streams. Money is nice – but I believe that income will always flow as long as you trust the universe stream.
So why did this parable resonate with me? Well… I was hiding my light. No one would have known, how my light should shine, because I was actively using energy to hide it in secrecy. I could have spent energy elsewhere, instead of trying to hide. It was not benefiting the world, in the way that I wanted it to, because I chose to sit in the darkness. I was letting others, who could only see a glimpse of my light, try to use it for devious things. I prayed. I asked for forgiveness but I also prayed for the courage to use my light with care, responsibility, and good intentions. We are all unique and different. We bring a set of gifts to the world – that only we have. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to shine your light.
Love and light,
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