Live In Color

I live in a home filled with neutral colors. Now to some people, that makes a perfect home. But to me, it’s boring. Don’t get me wrong. I love my house. But I also love color. I have many great ideas for my home. And my goal, this fall, is to start peeling wallpaper and painting the walls. 

But, do I live a life of color? I’m not talking about the clothes I wear, but the life I live in front of others. 

Do I stay in the neutral, where no one really knows what I believe? Do I act a certain way at work and another way at church? Am I blending into the crowd or standing out? What are my colors? Do I use “the whole box of crayons” or do I choose the least noticed, but most used colors? 

When my kids were little, they loved coloring. Their pages were colorful and they never stayed in the lines. And they were so proud of their pages. But as they grew older, they began to seek perfection. They stayed in the lines and chose the “right” colors. 

As adults, when do we start compromising our true selves to fit in with society? When did we become fearful of letting our faith shine bright? When did we start coloring in the lines so that we would look the same as those around us? 

Remember this Sunday School song: 

This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine. 
This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine. 
This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine. 
Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine. 

After all, the brighter we are, the less darkness can surround us. And we can take that shining light into our homes, our work places, our churches, and our neighborhoods. So, color yourselves bright. And color outside the lines. Let the world see Christ shining so brightly out of you, that they want that light for themselves. 

(originally published June 30, 2014 · by mywildgardenblog)


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