Who are you shining for?
I read a story about a lighthouse keeper who worked on a rocky stretch of coastline.
Once a month he would receive a new supply of oil to keep the light burning so ships could safely sail near the rocky coast.

One night, though, a woman from a nearby village begged him for oil to keep her family warm.
Another time, a man asked for some oil to use for his lamp.
Another came and asked for oil to lubricate his wheels.
Since all the requests were legitimate, the light keeper tried to please everyone and grant the requests of all of them.

Towards the end of the month, the man noticed his supply of oil was getting very low.  
His light went out.   
As a result, that night several ships were wrecked and many lives were lost.
When the authorities came to investigate, he shared with them about all the people he was trying to help.   Their reply to his excuses was simple and to the point.  "you were given oil for one purpose-- to keep that light burning!"

When was the last time you took a minute to think about why you do what you do?   
What is it that guides your choices and makes the decision to carry out your actions each day? 

Our world is roaring with needs and events and noise.
It's easy to get distracted by things shouting around us.   
There are so many needs, we can lose sight of the purpose God has imprinted inside us.
Hit the pause button.
Who is  your light shining for?    
A lot of people you may never meet are depending on your light
Go out and shine.  

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