Everyone has a voice, but not everyone uses it.
I sing, but I am afraid to sing in front of other people.
I have no problem singing in the shower or in front
of my immediate family, but I can’t sing in large crowds of people.
People tell me my voice is beautiful, but there are not many people who will get to hear it.
Why is it that I feel this way when God gave me this beautiful voice?
What is it about singing in front of other people that makes me afraid to do it?
Is it fear of failure…or disappointment…or judgment?
I think I feel the same way when it comes to stating my opinion and standing up for myself. It’s really hard for me to stand up to people when I feel like I’m being taken advantage of or being trampled on.
I’m more concerned with their feelings (or hurting their feelings), that I am with putting my foot down and standing up for myself …and protecting my own feelings.
We have been recently having problems with our daughter raising her voice. Then, we realized that she communicates the same way we do. It’s very hard to explain to a 2 year old why it’s okay for mommy to yell when she doesn’t listen, but it’s not okay for her to yell at me when I’m not listening. [Wow, let that one sink in a minute.]
Your voice is the tool by which your words can be heard by others.
You can use it for good…or bad.
To encourage…or tear down.
Words have power and your voice is often the vehicle that delivers them. It would be wise to use them for good.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.