Today’s post is from a fellow Thirty One Leader, Daylene Beyers. I asked her if I could reprint it because it touched my heart and I hope it touches yours on this Monday morning…
I am loving the fall-scented candles I’ve been using to make my house feel cozy and serene!! Every morning I’ve been lighting them and intentionally putting myself in “the mood”. ❤️ (No, not THAT mood! 😉😂) The feel-good, wanna-get-up-and-live-joyfully mood!
Anyway, today I went to light my candle and I couldn’t get it to stay lit. The wick was buried. Only a tiny bit remained above the surface of the wax, and every time I tried to light it on fire, the wax would melt and quickly snuff it out.
In order to light it successfully I had to dig out the excess wax around the wick first. And when I did, how easy it was to light it!
God speaks to me in the simplest ways sometimes. And this morning his message was loud and clear.
I am the wick.
The things I do are the wax.
The wax is needed for the candle to glow.
And the things I do, like coaching women in the job I love, those things are necessary too because not only does my career put food on the table, it fulfills me. Gives me a sense of purpose. Helps me “glow”!
If I get myself too busy…
If I allow the wax (tasks) to build up too much…
If I work so much there’s no time for me, or the other things which are important…
Like my God, my family, my “air”…
Then it will be impossible for me to shine my light. Because I’ll be suffocated myself.
It’s all about finding balance.
Between the wax and the air.
The world we need to encourage and the God our encouragement comes from!
It’s hard for God to light a wick when it’s buried.
Let’s “dig ourselves out” this week so our lights can shine!
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!