“This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine,” These are familiar words, and have even been used as a children’s song, but how often do we stop to think about what it really means? God made each of us with a gift, and he wants us to use it. Whether our gift is writing, making friends, doing arts and crafts, singing, exploring science, or ministering, we have our gifts for a reason.
There is a quote about talents which goes, “If you have talent, use it in every way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.” God didn’t intend for us to keep our talents for ourselves. He gave every single one of us a light to shine on this dark world.
Elizabeth Scheibl is a former intern and current Resident Supervisor at New Beginnings. She is still an English major and History minor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. In her spare time, she likes reading, writing, and standing on chairs and singing.