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.