“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 4:14) Nor should a light be hid. Rejoice in the light that shines from within you. Celebrate the light that you bring to the world, for you are a light to those around you.
So often we forget that we are each full of unique gifts and it is only though the celebration of our gifts that we are able to shine bright. It is only through the combination of the gifts of each and every one of us that we are able to succeed as a community. A butcher is not able to succeed without a blacksmith to sharpen their knives. A blacksmith is not able to succeed without a mason to build their forge. This communal collection of gifts is open for each of us to shine and to light the world with our own individuality.
Yet, do not feel stuck. Your gifts may change as you change. A farrier may find a voice as they travel the country and transition from a smith to a poet and find that they soon fill the hearts of many with song. A farmer may find that as they haul their grain to the mill they are filled with inspiration by the beauty of the country through which they pass and are inspired to put the image on canvas and soon light our lives with color and imagery. Always seek out your calling to add your light to the world. Always stand high on the hill and shine bright. Do not hide but be seen.
The Lord will bless you with many gifts and welcome you to his side as you share your gifts. Seek each opportunity before you and celebrate those chances you have to share them. You are unique and full of talents for which the world is blessed to witness your colors.