Noticers are a bright light in the dark sky.
Those around can remain in the dark if they’d like.
The secrets they hold can stay in the dark. They can stay in the dark, growing and festering and not healing.
However, there is no way they can avoid noticing that somewhere in the sky, there’s a light.
That noticer who is lighting up the sky? They’re being noticed.
I think much on the idea of being a light. It’s probably one of my most fixated on ideas.
The culture I live in believes different than I. Most everyone I encounter outside of my church friends do not share the same belief as I do.
So I just get to be me.
I get to ask the Holy Spirit of God to give me markers of Himself: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
I know that those markers are gifts from Him. They’re not things I can earn or try to do. They’re from Him. It was a truly amazing moment when I realized that, when I stopped striving to DO the fruits of the Spirit and simply asked Him to give them me as He wanted me to have them.
So I ask for them and I steward them as they’re given, whatever portion He allots me.
Currently? I’m just sitting here holding on to my light.
I hold onto the light, I sit on the hill, I sing my tunes of faith, hope, and love.
And I sit and wait expectantly to be noticed by the ones without the same light as I.
Noticers are the first spark of a match that turns a pile of wood into a camp fire.
Noticers are the shooting star in the sky that causes the viewer to pause in wonder.
Noticers aren’t the light. They simply hold the light up for all to see.
Be a bright light. Make that choice now. Be loving and compassionate, super kind and gracious, slow to anger because God is all of those things to you. Be forgiving because Christ forgave you. Be available because the Holy Spirit is available to you.
Are you a noticer? I hope so!
How can you choose to be a light in your everyday environment? For me it means a lot of holding my tongue and waiting patiently for the right moment to share truth. Comment below. I'd sure love to hear.