Can a Ruby or a Pearl be mistaken for a regular stone found on the streets? Or can sugar be a replacement for salt to season and to carry out all its functions? These questions obviously don’t need to be researched before they can be answered. You know the way a tiny ray of light brings illumination into a dark room and how spiced up a meal can be? That’s what you and I have been built to function as. Salt and Light!
 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
Every truth about who you are and all you’ve been carefully crafted to become have been intentionally written in the word of God. Are you going through an “Identity Crisis” phase? Your struggles are over because all you would ever need can be found in the word! Nothing should be strong enough to take your identity from you. Never get to a place where you see yourself as nothing. You’ve been called to be an addition because you have so much inside of you to offer the world.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Light illuminates. Light gives direction. Light brings order. Light dispels darkness. Light gives a sense of safety. Jesus has given us a template to follow with the kind of life He lived while He was here on earth, He is our perfect example to be deliberately followed. Anytime you need to be sure about actions to take and decisions to make, simply ask yourself if the outcome of your decision will bring glory to God and His kingdom.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds, and recognize and honor, praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Light can not be covered up, light will always shine! Please, don’t make the mistake of ” blending in” when of a truth you’ve been called to stand out! You are different and you are here for a reason. You are here as a brand ambassador of God’s kingdom and you can’t afford to pick up an inferior brand identity that’s not yours. In the life you lead, through your conversations, your actions, and reactions, your thoughts, your relationships, always remind yourself that you are here as light.
Your shining doesn’t have anything to do with modesty or showing off, enough of the lies of the devil. It is simply functioning properly the way you’ve been designed to by the Creator. Some persons out there need all you have to offer, don’t deprive them of that. Be modest enough to add value to the lives of those around you. And don’t forget, be Salt! Be Light! Stand Out!!!