If I’m stumbling in the dark it’s because I’m not walking in the light

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones:


We’ve all stumbled trying to find our way in a dark room. And we have all kinds of reasons we choose darkness over turning on the light; it would disturb our spouse or roommate; our eyes have to adjust to the change; we’re too lazy to deal with it.

Life works that way sometimes. 1 John 1:5 says “God is light” but it can seem more convenient to leave the light of God off. If I walk in God’s light it might disturb my relationships; I’ll have to make some adjustments; It means I can’t be lazy. So we choose to stumble through life like we stumble through a dark bedroom at midnight; not totally clear about our direction, just kind of hoping we’re headed the right way.

Until we fall. Or hit a wall. Then we realize how silly we’ve been.

God is light. In Him there is no darkness at all. If I feel like I’m stumbling through my life there’s a reason I feel this way. I’m not walking in the light. But I can.

In what area of your life are you stumbling? Your marriage? Your parenting? Your life direction? Your career?

Don’t stumble in the dark when you can walk with clarity in the light.

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