I walked to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Without a problem, I knew where things were in the dark. Even though I could hardly see, I knew the small space between my bed and the wall. I inched around the corner of my bed.
I knew, comfortably, how to maneuver. Why? Because I’d walked that path 100 times. So much so, it became — known.
Some of us know how to navigate our own darkness. Because we’ve walked the same path 100 times, it is now normal to us.
We’ve dealt with fear for decades, so we inch around our feelings, pretending they aren’t there. We feel anxiety, yet we push through and snap at others. We get triggered and flare up with anger.
Just because it’s grown normal, doesn’t make it — right.
Are you used to, accustomed to or comfortable with — pockets of darkness?
As it pertains to darkness — this verse makes me sit-up straight in my chair: “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness [of sin], we lie and do not practice the truth. . . (1 Jo. 1:6 AMP)”
Yet, it’s the second part that gives my soul clarity, “. . . but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].” (1 Jo. 1:7 AMP)
This verse teaches me, we can move from the darkness, into the light, as we:
1. Walk in the light of the Spirit, by the Spirit of God, while holding the Sword of the Spirit, God’s truth.
2. Remember, we are in unbroken fellowship with God. This means: He forgives us. He is near us. He loves us. He is watching us. He is with us.
3. Receive the blood-cover of Jesus, that frees us from all past-shame or inner-anxiety.
Rather than walking, dangerously, in the darkness, we now walk, with freedom, in the light of God. If you find yourself stuck, make a definitive move today, to walk out of that dim place and into the light and care of God.