The moon shines anyway, but it does not produce its own light. It reflects the light illuminated onto its surface by the Sun.
Whatever gifts we identify in us has its original source. God reflects his attributes in us and that makes us to reflect that unique make-up. No gift can be greater than the source, where it comes from.
The moon does not behave as if it is the owner of its own light; when the sun appears; it gives up for it to shine the original light and comes back with its reflection when the sun is gone.
Learn from the moon. When you lose whatever things you have, don't forget the source; He still provides according to the mercies in His glory! Never feel too profound and overwhelmed about your own goodness.
Be grateful to God for shining his goodness in you... And when God appears, give up and let Him do his work; don't stand in His ways!
Have a blessed day in the favour and mercies and fellowship and grace bestowed on us Children of the light!
Live life sooooo well!!!