“If you don’t even think you can be successful in your ideal world, what makes you think you could be successful in the real world” – DreamWishInspire
Value the voice. Do we take value in the voices that appear in our heads? Why should we value the voices that often second guess our decisions? Why are we so quick to accept other people’s voices yet neglect our own? Why is my voice so quiet and not really heard? Or is that just my perception and the result of the value or lack of value I place on my voice?
I will admit I doubt my voice. I doubt the power of it and the need for it. I have recently been made aware that by not valuing my voice I am therefore robbing others of what they can potentially receive. That is powerful and it hit me hard. I am still processing the depth of such as statement. I had never stopped to think about it from someone else’s point of view. I always figured that by not valuing my voice I was the only one missing out, it didn’t occur to me that it can impact others in a profound way as well.
Why do we value other people’s voices above our own? My voice was created by the same creator who made everyone else’s voices so mine is just as important. That is easy to write, not so easy to live out. How do we place value on ourselves when we are taught to value others often above ourselves, we so easily get caught up in trying to please everyone around us that we forget that we can only offer ourselves to others once we have first accepted and loved ourselves. I can’t offer you anything I don’t yet have, if I don’t value myself then I cannot truly offer you anything of myself. If only finding value in our voice, in who we are not who we want to be came easily and was our default setting.
How awesome would it be if we all had a healthy mindset when it came to placing value on who we are. Not the person we want to be, not when this happens or if that happens, but actually valued the person we are right here right now. I believe that if we take the time to truly value our voice and all that we are created to be, we would see a shift in our lives. We would stop focusing on the negatives, on the things that should be, or could be, but we would actually start focusing on the things that are and making them the best we possibly can. Then who knows what future doors and opportunities may open up? But at least by not focusing on the possibilities and by remaining in the now we would be more than ready when such possibilities come along!
I don’t know about you, but I for one want to spend this year focusing on finding my voice in the here and now and even more importantly finding the value that God has placed in my voice!
I want to leave you with this scripture to ponder as you find the value in your voice.
“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” – 1 Timothy 4:4-5 ESV
Blessings to you