I'm sure you have seen the moon on occasion, right? Whether it was a full moon or even just a tiny sliver of translucent pearl, what did you notice about it?
One thing that I love about the moon is that it shines.
Well, the moon (as you probably know) does not have any shine-iness to it's name. It is actually perfectly dull and dim and dark. Yet it shines. It gives forth a glow.
Job 25:5 says: "If even the moon does not shine..."
The moon does not actually shine with it's own strength. It shines with the strength of another, namely, the sun.
From this page (emphasis added):
The Moon gives off no light of its own but reflects sunlight from its rocky surface. What we call moonshine is actually sunshine reflected by the Moon.
The moon reflects the sun's shine!
Can you see what I am getting at?
As the moon reflects the sun's shine, so we should reflect Jesus's light. We can't shine on our own. Just as the moon has to let the sun shine through it, so we should let the Son shine through us.
Letting your light shine is letting Jesus shine through you. We are not aiming to get the glory, but we are aiming to shine in such a way that our Father gets the glory.
Matthew 5:16 (NKJV):
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
Let your light shine!!