This is your time- So shine. Be all that you can be.
Shine your light bright with all your might and the whole world will see
What you’re made of and Who you believe in
So spread your wings and begin to fly. Don’t you dare let the time pass you by.
Don’t be afraid to shine. Don’t be afraid to shine.
Some have tried to hold you down because they fear your light.
They are afraid that when you’re around, their’s won’t be so bright.
So they’ve hurt your heart in many ways in an attempt to make you go dim
But you just keep trusting in God- keep pressing ahead and those people. Well, don’t worry about ’em.
You have so many gifts within and a purpose to fulfill.
You don’t have time to mess around with insecure people whose friendship and love are not real.
Don’t worry about what people say or when they try to get in your way.
There’s a greater work to do.
Each and everything you’ve been through has brought you to this day-
All the ups and downs- the good and bad- even the times you thought you’d lost your way.
The joy you’ve felt, the tears you’ve cried-
The best days of life and days you wished you had died.
The friends you’ve lost- the friendships that last-
The dreams of your future and the pains of the past.
You’ve learned that the life that you live is not just for you.
It’s something that you give to help others make it through.
When you shine, you show others how to shine as well.
You help them unlock the doors of their prison cell.
They will be free to fly as the butterfly or soar on eagle’s wings.
Shine your light to the glory of God above.
Shine your light and show the world Love.
Just shine. Don’t be afraid to shine.
© Wendy M. Reynolds