Do Not Shrink
Scripture: Acts 20:20 "How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ".
When is the last time you sang "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"?
When society talks about shining, it talks about shining in our talents and abilities. There is certainly value to that but if our light does not point to Christ then we are shining in vain.
In Acts 20, Paul mentions twice that he did not shrink from sharing truth with others. In this passage he references the trials, tears and humility he endured for the sake of truth. Despite his persecution, which included being stoned and beaten, he did not shrink back.
It really puts things in perspective. We tend to shrink back from sharing truth because we care about what others think but believers in other countries are willfully dying for the sake of Christ. They refuse to shrink back. No matter what.
Challenge: Don't shrink back anymore. Stop hiding your light under a bushel. Ask yourself this week if there is any area of your life that you can shine the light of God a little brighter?