A story about a small candle carried by a man who was climbing the stairs of a lighthouse.In their way up to the top, the candle asked the man, “Where are we going?”
“We’re going to the top of this lighthouse and give signals to the big ships on the ocean,” the man answered.
“What? How could it be possible for me with my small light to give signals to those big ships?”
“They will never be able to see my light”, replied the candle weakly.
“That’s your part. If your light is small, let it be. All you have to do is keep burning and leave the rest to me”, said the man.
A little later, they arrived at the top of the lighthouse where there was a big lamp with a loop behind it. Then the man lit the lamp with the light of the candle and instantly, the place shone so brightly that the ships on the ocean could see its light.
With our being and our limitations, we’re hardly able to do any meaningful things. Yet, one thing we should bear in mind is that our life is like a small candle in God’s powerful hand. All our abilities and expertise will remain as a small light if we don’t put our life in God’s hand. On the contrary, even if our light is so small or dim, if we entrust all our life to God, he is able to make our small light into a big one that brings blessings to many people.
Do not look at your inability, limitations, and weaknesses. God entrust you with something. Have faith that you are in His mighty hand that He will use you according to His will. When we put all our trust in Him, we will see how He uses our lives, including our limitations, to be blessings to others.