So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that your commendable works will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.Matthew 5:16 (TPT)
I have called you to be a people of the light. Did I not take you out of the kingdom of darkness and transfer you into my kingdom, the kingdom of my beloved Son, the kingdom of light? I have put my light within you; my light that overwhelms the darkness; my light that cannot be overcome. You are mine, children of light. Live as those who are consumed by the light and overcome by the light. Live as ones who carry the light and do not try to hide it. My light is so bright, so luminous, so radiant that it is foolish to try and keep it hidden. Allow me to fill you and overwhelm you with my light to drive out every vestige of darkness from within you. As you do, you will find that my light overcomes not only the darkness within you but also around you without having to make a conscious effort. Let my light shine from you. Let it out; allow it to show.
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”Matthew 5:14-16 (MSG)
You might like to pray a prayer of submission to the work of the Holy Spirit’s work in that expunging of darkness from your life, giving him access to all areas of your life, asking him to shine his light on any hidden areas that need attention. You might like to ask him to show you anywhere you have tried to “hide your light” and the reasons behind that.
“God I choose to let your light shine in, around and through me. I will not keep it hidden.”