Are You Using Your Voice?

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.

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Praying Does a Person Good

James 5:16(AMP)

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt andpersistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].”

Good Morning All,

I hope your morning has been easy, hopeful and full of whatever you may have needed.

For some people asking to be prayed for or sending out a prayer request can seem like you’re not doing anything or that it’s kind of strange. In my world, asking for prayer is normal and never seen as something strange. In fact, I take it very serious. It’s my privilege to pray with you and for others.

If you have prayer requests for yourself or for someone else, please feel free to let me know. You can contact me via WordPress, Twitter, Email or Facebook .

If you need ongoing support through a tough time or help with spiritual concerns, feel free to contact me anytime.

Blessings and Peace,

Barbara J Couch, MDiv.