Dear Younger Me,
You are enough. There is no reason to hide who you are. Being a girl with a VOICE is ok. It is more than ok – it’s wonderful! Everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. People will always have expectations. They will always contradict each other.
Do you know whose voice will never contradict? God’s! He will always be on your side. You don’t have to be perfect. No one actually believes you are (Sorry, to burst your bubble). As a matter of fact, no one expects you to be. That’s what GRACE is for. God gives and so do others. Those who matter won’t mind and those who do don’t matter. Be yourself.
People tell you that you are too shy? Too quiet? God designed you that way. Imagine if everyone was loud – that would get annoying really fast. God designed us to BALANCE each other out. Some will be quiet. Some will be loud. There is power in the quiet. When you speak, people will listen. They will listen because you do not always speak so they know you must have something to say.
Your words have power. Maybe very few people in the room notice you. When you go public places, only a few see you. The reality is you get a unique perspective and can sit back and observe. You will learn to see the little things about friends that others don’t notice. Remembering what it was like to not be known or noticed will allow you to notice those nobody else does. Use that to befriend the lonely.
Lastly, you will bloom. Maybe you feel invisible sometimes. You don’t believe in the power of your voice. Guess what? You were wrong! People care. They notice. God will give you words when you don’t expect it. He will give you boldness when it’s time for you to stand up. He will use you. The only thing you need to do is have faith in Him.
*This is for the person who feels invisible. The perfectionist. The one who thinks no one notices them because they’re quiet. You are enough. God made you for a purpose and you are amazing!*