Again, Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
And in another place, He says:
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:14-16).
Our purpose as believers in Christ is to serve as a light to others. So if one of us chooses to live in darkness, then the kingdom is dim in that specific place, affecting those who reside near it.
So what are some steps to take to get out of a pit?
1. Never get comfortable in pits. As God’s child, your place is as a “city on a hill,” a place where His glory in you is clearly seen. You are not meant to live in a pit. However, you will remain there unless you can see where you are meant to be. Put your mental focus on how to get out of the pit rather than how to get comfortable in it. To get out, you must want to get out.
2. Ask for the Holy Spirit’s wisdom to get out. When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, the Holy Spirit came to live in you as a Helper (John 14:26). He is the ultimate source of wisdom, strength, and power in a believer’s life. If you do not know how to get out of your particular pit, then ask Him. Many times, the problem isn’t that we don’t know the answer of how to get out of the pit, it’s that we don’t like the answer! So we don’t do it because we don’t like it. However, freedom is on the other side of the answer and that fact won’t change.