The Flashlight

“I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.”

She might not be “all real” in the physical sense, if you know what I’m saying.  But, she is SO REAL in every other aspect.  I’ve always admired Miss Dolly, and I just love that quote.

I’ve been in a little bit of a “slump” lately, for lack of better wording.  A little bit of woe is me.  Exactly the kind of thing that I want to stay away from.  That is not Godly.

I went to go to the bathroom at work today.  Walked in, and remembered that that light was out, I closed the door and it was pitch black.  I quickly opened it back up and said, “Oh I forgot that the light was burnt out, I’m not going in the dark.”

“There’s a flashlight in there, just flip it on, you’ll be able to see just fine…” One of my coworkers said.   And in that moment my thoughts automatically went to this..

“God is the flashlight.  God is the light.  You might feel lost or in the dark, but God is your flashlight, and you’re never without it, it never runs out of batteries, you just have to never forget that it’s there.”

Literally, just like that.  My thought process never even skipped a beat on that one, it was just there.  Thank you God, right?

Later in the day I had a patient come in.  I did my usual “hi, how can I help you spill..”  she answered and then followed with, “You are always so friendly and nice, we always love coming in here and coming right to you, thank you for being friendly.”  Again…thank you God, right?

Why have I been having such a hard time with that?  I don’t know, but, thank you God, right?  Thank you God for being my flashlight, and reminding me with that very thing, in a dark bathroom.

I just want to do good.  I just want to always appear as a light shining bright.  I want to be a friendly reminder to all the other shining lights, and never be ashamed to say “thank you for being a blessing!”

Galatians 6:9 reads:

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we don’t give up.”

And I’m not giving up.



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