4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
The Lord has called us into something we are more than able to accomplish through His glory. We have been given hope and clarity and the clear message, “You are my mighty men, sons of light and sons of the day”. The Lord seems to be expanding my impact in many areas. This may be happening for some of you also. Do not deny Him and, at the same time be alert and self controlled in relation to sharing Him and giving of ourselves, to not move before He instructs. Wait for His direction, being patient as He reveals His plan through an intimate relationship over time. He craves our affection. As verse 11 reminds us, do not underestimate your impact on fellow brothers. We are building each other up. We will be victorious.