Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV
A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Now is the time to speak up about all the injustice. Do not be silent.
How do you choose to use your voice?
To scream? To Swear? To shout? To speak death?
I am talking about all areas of your life: work, family, children, friends, partners, strangers, everybody.
Do you think there is more to your voice than the words that come from your mouth?
Do you think people can ‘hear’ your voice without you speaking?
Think about it for a moment.
Your body language says more than you realise. The written words you put out there for others to read will tell your reader what your ‘voice’ is.
Most people share their voice on social media, daily. What are people hearing? That you are unhappy, miserable, vibrant, joyful, truthful, or full of lies and deception?
How about deaf people? Just because they can’t physically speak does it mean they don’t have a voice?
My voice is different for various topics like health, children, my faith, human behaviour but my underlying tone will always be the same: LOVE.
Now, unfortunately, most people don’t see my passion as love. They see it as an attack or judgement. It really isn’t.
I talk about health because there are some great natural alternatives out there and I want others to benefit – it is seen as judgemental and aggressive – where it is passion and love for health and others.
Children, well, I am a strict parent and believe that children need to be taught manners, to ask questions, and to be curious. So when someone speaks to me about how ill-mannered their child is, I probably have too much to say. Trust me, I fall short all the time as a parent, but my children are well-mannered. Their ‘voice’ is great for their age. My opinion comes from my passion to raise beautiful strong leaders – not just my children, all children.
When it comes to my faith I become really passionate, and this is sometimes seen as an attack. Good thing, that I know it’s not about me. But this, and nothing else will stop me from praising God. I will use my voice, whether verbally or through written words or behaviour, to praise God, to share my testimony with as many people as I can,
My purpose is to help others. Help them grow, and move forward in life. Help them live a life where they aren’t afraid of their dreams, aren’t afraid to set boundaries. Help them use their voice.
And I don’t always use words, it is in my actions, my values – still my ‘voice’.
I try hard to speak life in any situation, and sometimes I fail but I refuse to allow that one failure to stop me.
I choose to build people up with my voice.
I choose to get people thinking with my voice.
I choose to use my voice to make a difference, even if it is only one person.
Let me ask you something:
If you know something is dangerous, will you keep quiet?
If you know someone is going to damage themselves by doing or taking something, will you keep quiet?
And if you do keep quiet and something terrible happens, will you be able to sleep at night?
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
Are you afraid to use your voice because you might offend someone? If that is the case, I highly recommend coaching.
Are you afraid to use your voice because it goes against what is considered normal? That would be a pity since you were born to stand out, not fit in.
Are you afraid to use your voice in fear of judgement? Let me tell you, that person who you feel is judging you, is just projecting themselves onto you – it is not about you.
Are you afraid to use your voice because you don’t have all the facts? Then do some research.
I believe that society is lazy. Lazy to make a change. Lazy to do research. Lazy to stand up for others. And because they are lazy, they just believe all the nonsense they are fed, daily, in the media.
Are you not prepared to use your voice for others who don’t have a voice? That is selfish. We are meant to help others when they can’t help themselves. We are meant to stand up for what is right.
I am tired of people trying to keep me quiet. I have friends and family that want me to be quiet. Good luck, it won’t happen. This is something God wants me to do, and I will be quiet when He tells me to be. If someone is annoyed, offended, or angered by anything I say or do, then they must leave.
I refuse to be quiet. I will use my voice to help others.
Keeping it simply raw & real.
Your sister in Christ.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.