Just a few days ago, when I was outside my house under the light of a bulb, I noticed how perfectly this analogy can be used to describe our influence or our impact on this world.
The illustration is really simple. The closer you are to the bulb, the bigger your shadow. The bulb symbolizes God, you are you and the shadow is your influence. So, the closer you are to God, the bigger impact you can make on this world.
When I was thinking about the same, I thought, if this illustration is true, then maybe, to some extent, some of us are laboring after wrong things. For example, we spend time organizing big programs, we prepare big speeches then we go out and try to gather people to come to our big programs and hear our big speeches. And I am not against all these things, my question to myself and all of us is that, in doing all these things, have we forgotten about the one for whom we are doing all these things? Has seeking God became a thing secondary to all these things. In doing all these things, have we stopped moving closer to the God?