Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One).
Colossians 1:28 (AMPC)
Blessings and Peace,
Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you.
Philippians 4:9 (AMPC)
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:13 (NIV)
Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.
Psalms 143:10 (NKJV)
A few days ago I wrote a post called “The Truth About Speaking the Truth” (If you have not read it already, please give it a read). While writing that post it was clear to me that I needed to go further where it concerned speaking the truth with love. Hence this post “Are You Using Your Voice?”
It can be difficult for some people to not only speak the truth but to use their voice in general. Some people have been shut down from speaking for many years and the running tape in their head is, “No one wants to hear what I have to say”, “Be quiet. Don’t rock the boat.” And because of low self esteem or low self worth the person says nothing about the truth least of all their own truth. Like I said in the previous post, ‘your truth may not coincide with the truth’.
Although that statement is true, it’s also important for a person to speak their own truth especially when it concerns their feelings, desires, or other personal information and their thoughts and opinions pertaining to external issues.
All that said, if you find it difficult to use your voice I invite you to begin to practice using, hearing and experiencing your voice. Practice loving yourself. It’s been proven that if a person practices something for a period of time whatever they are practicing will become their norm or at least they will be more apt to do that behavior.
I invite you to start using your voice with someone you trust who sees you as the relevant person that you are in their lives. It may feel awkward at first but that feeling will go away eventually.
Blessings and Peace,
Barbara J Couch, MDiv.
( Feel free to contact me for Spiritual Support or prayer requests via my private email: Barbarajcouch9@gmail.com. You can also connect with me through Facebook at www.facebook.com/barbarajeancouch/ )