“Anyone who walks in daylight doesn’t stumble because there is plenty of light from the sun. Walking at night, he might very well stumble because he can’t see where he’s going.” – John 11:9-10 (MSG)
This reminded of a conversation I had recently with a colleague. We were talking about the implications of how light and darkness work. In the principle of light, darkness is not the entity that overcomes areas of light. Only light is able to overcome the darkness. What does this mean on a practical level?
Areas of darkness are not places where darkness has moved to. Darkness is unable to move or relocate. It is dark there simply because the light has ceased to exist or take over yet. This happens on a territorial level as well as a neurological level.
As I processed through some things in my last year, I discovered some places in my mind that still had darkness, or lies, that had yet to be replaced by the truth and the light. Some of the biggest break throughs for me was being able to address these areas in a clinical way. It was the first time that I was able to address some dark and hidden places from my past. It was only by the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the following of my mentor that I was able to experience truth and the light in a fresh way.
What about you? Are there any dark areas in your heart or mind that have yet to experience the light and truth?
Embracing the light is how we embark on the transformational process of becoming the light. I can recall a podcast from Erwin McManus where he said that, “We are meant to be vessels of light.” We are then able to fulfill our calling by going out and overcoming other places of darkness.
As I am processing through these concepts, I always get a little leery. I never have fully understood the dynamics of how light and darkness works. It’s a language that I am still discovering more about. Even though there are areas of unfamiliarity for me, I rest in the simplicity of these two simple truths:
Darkness is nothing to be intimidated by because it merely is an area that is absent of the light.
Darkness is not alive or does not exist outside of itself.
I pray that you would not be intimidated by anything amidst your journey towards the truth. May the Holy Spirit lead you and bring victory in those places that truth has not yet an opportunity. I pray that you would be able to take one step closer in trusting Jesus to lead you with His loving hand.