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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I've Been Thinking...

Everyday I wake up, I pray, then I get up and start my day.  Each day is a mystery and I always am hopeful that God will surprise me with something special. 
As a child, I was a quiet little girl and I had to learn about life through facing my fears—one by one.  It was not easy, and sometimes I was scared to death.  But I learned by facing what I feared—I could conquer it.  
Fear is a major issue for a lot of people and I read a scripture in the Bible that says that “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.  
Embracing this…has truly opened my eyes as to why so many people are hindered in their lives.
I remember when I used to be scared just to talk.  Kids used to sometimes pick on me and I learned early that if you don’t use your mouth; words can hit harder than a fist.  This part of myself bothered me so much, I actually prayed and asked God to make me stronger and help me start defending myself.  Even as a child, I knew it was not ok to be verbally abused.  The catalyst to this actually began while observing a quote on my beauticians wall.  It said: If you want to be heard, speak up.  I copped that quick.  In my spirit, I knew this was speaking to me.  So, over time, I actually started to feel a new boldness.  And by high school, I could really let someone have it.  This made people fear me.  I had found a new power.  And I learned how to use it very well.  Trust me, I made up for all of the quiet of my childhood.
It’s important in life to have a voice.  This world demands it.  
Words have power and if you want to influence the world; learn how to use them to impact people positively.
Everything always comes back.  What you speak today could shape your tomorrow.

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