Recently In my life I’ve felt lost. I walk the streets of life confused as to where I am and what I’m meant to be accomplishing. I wonder everyday what am I doing? What am I doing with my life? What am I doing in this world? A good friend told me that we are not meant to wonder these things because God has made it clear what we are here to do. He said it was nothing difficult and to stop over thinking everything. He told me to leave thoughts of work and stress behind. To no longer strive to be the absolute best in the trivial things of earth but to yearn to be the best at loving. Loving those around me. The ones I call family and friends, but also the ones I consider an enemy; those that I have yet to understand, and of course even the one I have yet to meet. I was told we were created with the purpose to give love, show love, receive love, and be the best representation of love. We were made in the image of our father Jesus Christ. His image is made purely of love. I was right. I was lost. But I wasn’t lost in the way I believed myself to be. I was lost in a new way. I was lost wondering the streets of life confused about love; how to give it and how to receive it. Bitterness took over my heart and brought darkness with it. I was losing my light… The light I knew use to shine so bright. The light that produced such a heavy glow that people questioned me on always being happy. You see I was still going through the hard times of life, the only difference was that I knew that the love of God would conquer all my problems and his grace would carry me through my trials. Because of this I constantly shined onto other with strength, confidence, happiness, courage, bravery, and most importantly love. I declare today that I will regain my light. I will walk in the love of my father and be the very love he has given me. I will give love to those around me. I will allow my light to burn bright even through the darkest times. I will be the beacon of hope, courage, bravery, and strength that he is to me. I will be the image of my father that he created me to be. I resolve that I will no longer be a person of darkness. I will be his soldier. I will serve Christ in everything I do.