Mentoring Ministry

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Highly Developed in What?

I would like you to consider what might be called two sides of the same coin. One side says that you can become highly developed in the dark things the world has to offer. So many people spend so much time doing this, that they lose their perspectives on what is right, what is good and what is wise. The other side of the coin says that you can become highly developed in the things that come from the light. I have been on both sides of this coin; and because of Jesus, I am determined never to return to the negative side. What is right, good and wise is definitely the only place to be. It is where the light shines ever brighter and darkness flees with every step you take. Proverbs 4:18-19 (NLT) says, “The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. {19} But the way of the wicked is like complete darkness. Those who follow it have no idea what they are stumbling over.”

Jesus described himself as “the Light of this world.” He also said that we are “the light of the world.” These were statements of potential. He was telling us that we can become highly developed in the things of God that light up this darkened world. Then, our influence will drive darkness from the lives of those we touch. That is, after all, the great commission. I’m Dr. Bob. We have a choice. What have you chosen? If it has been darkness of any degree, it is not too late to flip the coin and land on the light side of life.

Highly Developed in What?