Remember those scary movies you watched as a child? They would always say, “Run toward the light!” if they were in some limbo area to crossover between death and life. I find it kind of ironic now for we pursue the same thing knowing what the “Light” is.
We all are on a journey called life, and we really don’t fit into this world, yet we pursue the light. As we pursue the light the less important things seem to be in this world and character shapes us to who we become. The light is not darkness, the light is love. The light is doing the right things. The light is forgiveness.
If we fail to look closely at our thoughts, motives, attitudes and priorities we will relate with others in unhealthy ways. The type of person we are is a clear reflections of the condition of our inner life. Either we walk in darkness and chaos or we walk in light with peace.
We all have difficulty looking honestly at ourselves and it is easy to overlook our own flaws but oh how easy it is to see the flaws of others. Can you love others regardless of the flaws? We tend to blame circumstances for our behavior rather than taking responsibility for our responses. Right character requires making right choices and disciplining ourself daily.
When we are not running toward the light we will: react in unhealthy ways of being impatient, unkind, judgmental. We will fight the wrong battles thinking it is our responsibility to change others. We will rely on our natural ability to love, however no matter how hard we try our ability will never be enough without God’s help.
I don’t know about you but running toward the light is a daily action and though process. It is taking time to be thankful for what you have. It is being kind despite the circumstances. It is showing and doing right things to others and to yourself. It is having peace and choosing peace in your household. So with all that said…. “Run toward the Light” it is your answer to get through this world!
I John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.