"Let your light so shine" by Pastor Olorunnisola

Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:16.

We all have our individual light to shine. Shine your shine, and let me shine my shine. My shine is different from your shine.

Blowing out another man's candle does not make yours shine brighter. God has given everyone a light to shine. You need to discover, define, and discharge your light. Do not blow out the other person's candle to gain attention to your self. We are all meant to shine together and as individuals. We are meant to complement each other to be complete not to compete. When you compare yourself with others, you tend to see them as threats instead of treats. That is when you become insecure, envious, and grow bitter against others because of what they have, like talents, properties, achievements, spouses, children, or success.

Learn to appreciate what God has given you, and lighten up your world with your own light, no matter how little.

When you blow out other people's light and you are the only one in the spotlight, your light will not shine forever; for God will surely take out your candlestick or send a wind that will blow out your own light. For whatever a man sows, he shall surely reap (Galatians 6:7).

The people of Gerar did everything to blow out Isaac's light, but they came back begging when God relocated him to Rehoboth (Genesis 26:25-32).
Joseph's brothers tried to blow out his light, but they ended up bowing to him (Genesis 50:15-21).

King Saul spent 18 years to blow out David's candle, but he died, I mean committed suicide,  and David's light shone for 40 years, and still shining today (1 Samuel 31).

Haman tried to blow out Mordecai's light, and had made plans on how to execute Mordecai, but  he was hung on the same gallow he had prepared for Mordecai, and Mordecai ended up taking his position (Esther 7-8).

Whoever wants to blow out your candle or take away your light shall either come begging like people of Gerar, bow like Joseph's brothers, commit suicide like King Saul, or die in your place like Haman.
Your light will shine in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

"Let your light so shine..." (Matthew 5:16).
"Iron sharpens iron, so a man brighten the countenance of his friend." (Proverbs 27:17).

If blowing out the light from other people's candle does not make yours shine brighter, then lightening up other people's candle does not dim out the light in your candle either. Instead, it makes it shine brighter.
Iron sharpens iron. So also, candle lightens candle.

Help somebody reignite the fire in him. Help somebody rediscover his potentials. Help somebody recover what she has lost. Put a smile on somebody's face. Lighten somebody's world. Stir up the gifts in someone. Sharpen somebody up. Brighten the countenance of somebody.
It doesn't take the light from your candle (Philippians 2:3-4).

Instead, they will see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. And God will be so proud of you that he will put you on the spotlight as the one in whom he is pleased.

Your light is not meant for you only. It is meant to also brighten, lighten, and enlighten your world. That is why it is called light. And that is why God gave you "your shine". God said "Arise, shine for your light has come..." ( Isaiah 60:1). It means God has given you "your shine" to shine. God did not say until you blow out another person's light that is when your ow light will shine. Many have missed it because they focused on other people's light and had neglected their own light. God said "your light", not some light, nor a light. It is personal. It is about you. So, why would you feel threatened by another person's light?

God said again that, "Men will be drawn to the brightness of your shining" (Isaiah 60: 3).
It is sad that when people are waiting for the brightness of your shining, you are trying to blow out another person's candle. But that will not make yours shine brighter, but will expose you to darkness the more.

The world is earnestly waiting for us to shine our lights (Romans 8:19), and shine so brightly that they may draw closer (Isaiah 60:3) and see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matthew 5: 16).

May we discover our lights and shine on time in Jesus name. For the time is coming when some lights may no longer be needed. (John 9: 4).

God will fight for us and give us victory over powers that want to blow out our lights in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

May we all be shining lights to our generations and nations in Jesus name. Amen.
"For so the Lord has commanded us: "I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.' " - Acts 13:48.

God bless you real good.

Your friend and brother
Pastor Emmanuel Femi Olorunnisola


  1. This is Apt. May my light shin eso bright to the world that it will draw men and women closer and closer to God. Thank you Pastor Olorunninsola! More grace sir

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