While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
There is nothing special about me. There is nothing good about Leslie.
Sometimes people look at my life and want to commend me for something. Whether it be for school acomplishment, commitment to Christ, or dedication at work, people sometimes look at my life and say, "Hey, that's cool" or "you're such a nice person," but there is nothing good or nice or special about me.
I challenge you to look at the verse above and see how it applies to your life. Do you believe that you can honestly look at that and say that you have all of the fruit of the Sprit shining in your life? Go through and put your name before each attribute:
(Leslie is love . . . Leslie is Joy . . . Leslie is Peace . . .)
I know that I sure don't measure up -- but the beauty of the matter is that Christ does! Where we fail, He fills. If we stay plugged in to Him, He will shine in our lives and hopefully people will see Him when they look at us.