If you deny people their own voice, you’ll have no idea who they were.Alice Walker
Your voice is a tool. It carries a sound so unique that it can amplify into other people, places and spaces. Your voice is more than you just speaking. When you come in a room, prior to COVID-19, how was your presence? When someone says your name, what do they think about? It may not always be a great thing and we not always win people 100%, but something about our voice can make a difference.
Here are a few things about your voice:
It’s something that you cannot be afraid of. I know, I used to cringe when working as a Reservation Agent for an airline company. When we had quality control, we would have to listen to the playback of the calls. For some weird reason, I used to absolutely despise my voice. I hated it. Then God had to check me. Like a good father should. Then one day, God was like, “Why are you hating what I gave you?” Man, that hit me in the THROAT!!!. Yes sir. The same goes for you. Why despise something God gave you in the first place? Your voice, your thoughts, your speech contributes to the world in such a unique way. God created you in such a way for you to be you. Unapologetically.
Your voice is your identity. It separates you from certain things. It can bring you to a standard or lower one. It affects your environment. Let’s face it. Ever feel in a slump? Look around. Is the house being cleaned? When your feelings are out of whack, so is everything else. Your voice can project certain things. That’s why it’s always good to speak with a sober mind. In other words, if you’re extremely emotional, it may be best to write it out, (On actual paper. Not on social media). Once you project it to a person or a social media outlet, it could potentially be too late. A person can forgive. But let’s face it. The court of the people carries screenshots. As weird as it is, Jesus forgave but humans pretend to.
Your voice matters. You are assigned to someone. Someone is assigned to you. You can speak in such a way that brings people to you because of certain characteristics that you possess. It’s special. It can be intimidating to the person that wants you to hush. The confidence you carry is misunderstood as arrogance. You’re not responsible for another person’s insecurities. When you no longer value who you really are, that’s when you get lost. Lost in your confidence, self worth, and actually speaking.
Have you ever considered that by you being silent, you’re helping the enemy win? Let’s think about it. The enemy comes to do what? To steal, kill, and destroy. A whole thief that enemy is trying to rob you BLIND!!!! Let me break this down. Without clarity you can speak clearly. Without vision people perish. Proverbs 29:18 The enemy wants you to break down mentally, physically, and emotionally. You can’t move and function properly being an emotional wreck. Why? It’s taking you from the promised land. The promises of God. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10.
So friends, think about some of the things you have been saying lately.
Is it adding value?
Is it contributing to the world properly?
If you have a business in mind, does it align with your mission statements?
Do you have a mission statement over your life? Family? Friends? Career?
Once you get clarity, that leaves less space for the enemy to try to prosper on the weapons currently formed. As a soldier for the Army of the Lord, you can bounce back from ANYTHING. This battle had already been won before the fight began.
Get your voice back. Day by day. Week by week. Month by month. Year by year.
See how things can work out for your good.
Your voice should never be minimized for another’s level of comfort. If they can’t follow, go ahead and take the lead.
Until next time.
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