Finding Your Voice
To Be You
As a pastor, I often talk about finding your voice. Without a doubt, finding your voice is intricately tied to your ability to live into who you were created to be. First and foremost, you are an individual, created with purpose, to live an abundant life.
In particular, finding your voice means that you must claim the unique gifts and talents you are given. In other words, finding your voice means sharing your gifts with those around you in graceful and loving ways. Sometimes it also means having the courage to step out and speak up. Further, it means being always, and unabashedly YOU.
Who Am I?
Who am I? I am brave, and bruised, but I am who I am meant to be. Undeniably, I was formed with a heavenly imprint, and given breath by the very One who created me. The divine artisan designed me (and you!) to create heavenly impressions on this world. Therefore, we are fashioned to create joy, harmony, justice, friendships, community, and even families with divine purpose and creativity.
Indeed, we are commissioned to bring forth beauty. As a matter of fact, we are each called to our own beautiful and creative earthly endeavors, “Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.”
Finding Your Voice to Work in the World
Above all, “finding your voice” means having passion to work toward changing the things that break your heart and facilitating those things that bring abundance and joy into the world. And the moment you think you’re not brave enough, equipped enough, or amazing enough, remember: “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”
Have courage. What’s more, take time to listen to the “still small voice” that will help you to find your authentic voice. To be sure, your voice has the ability to bring love and hope into the world in real ways. Every. Single. Day.
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 Galatians 6:4-5, The Message.
 Ephesians 3:30-21, The Message.