After being a part of many small groups and women’s gatherings I’ve noticed something. There are usually those who are quick to speak, and those that rarely do.
This is for those who hesitate to share. As an introvert, I understand that sometimes we just prefer to withdraw, or have socially reached our limit. At those times, it only makes sense that we are quiet. But what about the moments when we know our hearts have something to say? How often do you shut yourself down, not sharing because you know someone else could. Recently, God spoke to me that I have been holding myself back from the people, experiences, and joy He wants me to encounter.
Holding ourselves back suffocates the fire we are meant to carry
I want you to consider all of the beautiful things God has planted inside you. The thoughts, ideas, dreams, and life lessons you’ve learned. No matter how small they may seem, they are worth being seen by the world and those around you. In fact, you were put on the earth for such a time as this.
There are wells of revelation and wisdom-insight that God reveals in the context of relationship and community. Sometimes, it isn’t until we are sharing our hearts with a friend we discover something new inside of us. God longs for you to share more (and honestly) about the current musings of your heart.
Don’t believe the lies of the accuser which tell you that you aren’t original or that your voice and thoughts don’t matter. The world needs what you carry.
“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Ester 4:14)
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