When we speak our truth, so much can go through our minds.
Shame, resistance, what will other people think, how much shall I speak on, what shall I leave out.. When we are honest we release ourselves from all of this. Only we as individuals know how much to share. It's YOUR truth & know one can take it away from you.
Writing my books made me realise this is bigger than me. The conversations that have taken place after people read my books made me realise it's not about what I went through but how that experience can be used to help others. And I will continue to speak on it
What are you afraid of?
For me I am absolutely terrified of sharks - which is a complete bummer because I LOVE the beach! 🏝
On a more serious note, I used to be afraid of what people would think about me or even worse what they would say about me. I wanted everyone to not only like me, but to agree with my choices.
It’s so silly now that I think about it. I wasn’t really afraid of what they thought or what they said - I was afraid I would believe it. So for me it was better to live in a way where I wouldn’t make waves, wouldn’t be noticed and wouldn’t step on any toes because what if someone judged me? The thought of someone not liking me was Earth shattering.
Thank God that He put a Dream in me so big that I wasn’t comfortable living that way. I tried for years to stay small and the mean girl talk that happened in my head absolutely killed any thought about a bigger life or a bigger purpose. I am a small minded country girl who went to public school. I am a hot mess. What can I possibly do?
When you have goals and dreams and a vision for who you can and should become - there is no rest and no peace when you try and live in mediocrity. God designed each of us with gifts that we can use to do great things!
Did you hear what I just said? Each of us was designed to do GREAT things. He will keep reminding you of those visions of who you could be until you start believing them. You will keep hearing that quiet voice in your head that says there should be more to life than this. It will eventually go from a quiet voice to a loud echo if you don’t listen.
Do you feel like you are making the most out of the talents God has given to you? Do you even know what those talents are? So many people don’t.
I am still learning about mine, but Gods message to me has been so crystal clear lately. My self doubt and fear of rejection has placed a ceiling on my dreams that God is moving. I don’t know what exactly He has in store for me, but I know when you finally pursue your passion - your anxiety and depression start melting away and you sleep so much better. My heart is full. My soul is on fire and this girl right here is done with just “making it through” life!