Give yourself permission to shine for God’s glory.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

Growing up, I was a very shy kid. I remember the first time I stood in front of my class to talk, my knees buckled and everyone laughed. The first time I sung in front of my mother and uncle, she said with excitement in her voice, Ohhhhhhhh, she can sing! Then I started to cry and never sung again. The first time I gave a speech in front of my church, I felt nervous and started to cry. Being out front, with all eyes on me, caused me to feel very afraid. But when I surrendered my life to Jesus, I surrendered to Him all fears and insecurities. I grew bolder and more confident every time I accepted the challenges of His Holy Spirit. That doesn’t mean I never felt afraid again. When Holy Spirit told me that it was time to begin doing DOTK LIVE, I had a panic attack. I said, “Lord, I just want to write devotionals! I want to stay behind the computer.” But He said, “People need more personal ministry. Trust Me, you’re going to love it” and He was right!

My sister, maybe you hate the spotlight and being the center of attention. Maybe you turn down promotions because you are afraid of everyone looking to you as the leader. Maybe you have dealt with fear of walking in your purpose because it requires you to speak up and stand out. I’m here to tell you, the same Holy Spirit that empowers me and gives me courage and confidence when I feel afraid, is the same Holy Spirit who will empower you at every turn. People will see God’s Spirit at work in your life and will be amazed by His light. Speak to the little girl in you. Give her permission to shine for God’s glory.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me with a perfect love that drives out all fear. You did not give me a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind. Help me to walk courageously and confidently in your plan and purpose. Help me stay reminded that no matter how afraid I feel, those are just feelings. It’s not who I am. I am your daughter and you got my back. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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11 thoughts on “Give yourself permission to shine for God’s glory.”

  1. Amen, I thank you those words spoke directly to me and my heart. I struggle with walk out my full destiny because of shyness and I will not continue to let fear hold me back. I will repeat this prayer until I’m truly freed.
    Blessings and thank ou again for allowing Jehovah God to use you.

  2. My God Thank you Sis Kesha for the morning devotional truly a blessing speak to me God Oh Holy spirit the fear that I have God help me to walk in that special light of your plan for my life and everything Yes God I’m your daughter help me to walk with your plan continue to teach me and the name of Jesus Amen

    1. Glory be to God
      Thank you for posting this message today. It resonated in my spirit from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. I felt the holy spirit raising up in me as I read this message. That still small voice has been saying this to me mostly all of my life. Today is conformation for me. Faith over fear. Going boldly forth in Jesus name.

  3. Many tried to tear me down and make me feel worthless and afraid and tried to steal my Idenity and who I am in you Lord. Satan almost destroyed me. Dear Lord thank you for saving me and giving me a a sense of worth. You made me feel valuable.I love you Lord. And thank you for this on time word keesha. God make ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.WE ALL LOVE YOU THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR FATHER WHO ARE IN HEAVEN HALLOW BE THY NAME.LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE LOVE LOVE AND MORE LOVE. POUR OUT YOUR POWER AND LOVE. GLORY AND HONOR TO YOU LORD. YOURCARE WORTHY SO WORTHY💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER BARBARA

  4. Ty so much Mighty Daughter Of the King❣️This a.m. I heard the script. iin my spirit, God has not given me the spirit of Timidity… And II Tim. 1:7. And the to pull up your devotion, what a Confirmation!!! The Lord, always uses you to speak LIFE powerful, encouraging, empowering, words of wisdom into the DOTK.
    You remind me so much of myself. Growing up loving the Lord, speaking the word of God, esteeming it more than your necessary food… His word is joy and rejoicing to your soul. I too was fearful and shy and still battle with it as you can see the Lord had to remind me just this a.m. he did not give me a spirit of timidly. Ty again, May the Lord increase you more and more… Ps. 115:14

  5. Thank you Holy Spirit for imparting you word today in my heart. Fear being shy has hindered me but I must be bold in this ministry no time to be with wimpy there is work to be done. Hallelujah Praise GOD for my release through your word.

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