Our Voices Matter to Our Creator

“There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than YOU!” So true, isn’t it?

God created each of us as His unique creation, even down to the tiniest details. We weren’t created on an assembly line. Each of us is a masterpiece of the Master Designer.

It may be hard to believe we are personally valuable to God, but we are. Every part about us is important to Him and created for His purpose. Including our voices, those deepest emotions of our inner souls. That one-of-a-kind way we express ourselves. How we feel in our heart of hearts. What are we passionate about? What are our dreams? What do we feel committed to? What makes us cry? What gives us hope? What revives our strength? What depletes us?

Painful experiences we’ve been through can crush our voices and make us feel like it doesn’t matter how we feel or what we think or say. We may become afraid of the consequences of speaking up. Afraid we will be hurt, rejected, or slandered again.

Sometimes I still ignore my inner voice, the true me God has created. She can get buried inside of me until I remember again how precious I am to God, how much He loves me, and how He wants me to be myself. To believe I am special to Him and to recognize the true feelings, gifts, and rights He has given me. To say and do what He has placed in my heart, not to say or do what others want me to or to run and hide in my shell.

Have you ever in your heart felt strongly about something but you kept silent? Have you ever tried to fill the expectations others have for you? Perhaps out of fear, to avoid conflict, or to make them feel better? Have you ever hid behind a smiling mask because you’re afraid if you expose your brokenness, you won’t be accepted? Then you’re not alone.

It can be hard not to beat ourselves up for not speaking up when it’s important. For not being authentic like God calls us to be.

It’s a comfort to know that God’s love is unfailing. He cares about us, even when we hide the unique person He created us to be. He is love Himself and will never hold our failures against us. He longs to heal all the hurts inside that hold us back from expressing the true voice He has planted within us. That voice that was created in His image and needs to come out to His glory. May He give us the grace and strength to do so!

“Who I am does not change who God is;
yet my knowing who I am, in God, changes me.
It changes me from a false identity to a true one,
from a life of slavery to one of freedom.”
Jennifer Camp

“To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen to what
the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.”
Shakti Gawain

Remind Me Who I Am
by Jason Gray

“When my heart is like a stone,
And I’m running far from home
Remind me who I am
When I can’t receive Your love
Afraid I’ll never be enough
Remind me who I am
If I’m Your beloved
Can You help me believe it
Tell me, once again
Who I am to you, who I am to You, whoa
Tell me, lest I forget
Who I am to you, that I belong to You
To You…”

 

14 thoughts on “Our Voices Matter to Our Creator

  1. I love that Robert Louis Stevenson quote! Yes, God loves us exactly where we are, who we are. Love always come first, doesn’t it? The world can look like we need to be this way or that way to be loveable. But it is a lie! You are His beloved.

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    1. I love that quote, too, Lynn. How true it is that love comes first! When we remember we are His beloved, we look through a different lens, don’t we? Thank you for your encouragement. May His love channel through us to others!

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  2. Dear Trudy,
    Oh, yes, God is continuing to work on my heart “To say and do what He has placed in my heart, not to say or do what others want me to or to run and hide in my shell” especially as it pertains now to minimizing what I am going through. I so long to have those appointments with the New Doctors, and to try to get on a better track. But at the same time, I can feel such nervousness in my heart, wondering if these new Doctors will react like this last one? Oh, but Jesus is calling us to just stand in HIS truth, and be ready to speak what is actually happening. Thank you for these precious words today. We are safe because we are HIS. Blessings and love to you dear friend! xo

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    1. Oh Bettie, I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. I hope and pray these new doctors will not react like the other one. I can easily understand why you would feel nervous. When someone doesn’t believe us, we can begin to doubt ourselves and be afraid to speak up. Yes! Jesus is calling us to stand in HIS truth and to speak what is actually happening! Thank you! I need this reminder, too. Blessings and love to you, too! May He give us the grace to speak what is true and to remember we are safe in His loving arms!

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  3. This is so good, Trudy. I love how you push through your own struggles and share the truth that applies to each of us … that we are all uniquely created and gifted to share God’s love and proclaim His glory. Love and hugs to you, my friend.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement, Lois. It’s not easy to push through, is it? Often I am writing to remind myself of the truth, too. Love and hugs to you, too! You have often been in my thoughts and prayers as you experience the loss and grief in your life. May we open our hearts to the truth and truly live it out that we are uniquely created and gifted to share God’s love and proclaim His glory!

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  4. Oh, Trudy, what a wonderful reminder this is of who we truly are in God! My mind has been in a sea of unease and turmoil of late, with the enemy hissing his venom into my head. I so needed these words:

    “When I can’t receive Your love
    Afraid I’ll never be enough
    Remind me who I am”

    This is such timely soul balm, and a message my heart needs to hear and receive. Thank you, dear friend, for being beautiful, caring, compassionate, gently encouraging and listening YOU! Blessings, love and grateful hugs. xo ❤

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    1. You so adequately describe it, Joy. “The enemy hissing his venom” in our minds. I’m so sorry your mind is in such turmoil. Those same lines of that song encourage me as well. I’m so glad your soul was soothed. And thank you for your kind encouragement. Blessings, love, and grateful hugs to you, too! May God open our hearts wide to receive His love and may we keep encouraging each other that we are His beloved and we are enough in Him!

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    1. Hurray for you, Calleen. 🙂 I love the subtitle of your blog – “Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Sharing My Truths.” And I love that you advocate for special needs families. May God give us grace to stand up and speak out the truth!

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  5. This is such a beautiful reminder, Trudy! It is easy to feel like we should stay silent, especially when we feel others may disagree or not receive our words well but it is important to remember that God has given each of us a unique voice and to look to please him rather than worrying about pleasing others. I love the Robert Louis Stevenson quote!

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