A Word not Spoken
“A word not spoken is a voice not heard.”
These are the words I heard while I was meditating the other day. I first thought I was remembering a quote I’d heard, but soon realized the words were my own. I often hear words or phrases that I believe were given to me to share with other people. The problem is I’m usually too afraid to actually share anything outside of normal pleasantries. Strangely enough, as a minister, it should be my job or at the very least my responsibility. Don’t get me wrong I have more than enough training, and I’ve learned plenty through the years to help in most situations, but sometimes the words hardest to speak are probably the words that are needed the most. That’s why I love writing here. It’s a platform that I can say what I feel and not just what I know. Feelings spoken can have such power. I’ve often relied on them for my own guidance. I believe in a creator who speaks to me in many ways. Sometimes I hear his words; other times he speaks through circumstances. I hope that through my writing, I become more confident to speak the things I hear, not just here, but when I’m with real people. Sometimes just a word can change a person’s life. Don’t be afraid to speak what you hear, even if it’s just a simple hello or a thank you. Maybe what is heard is much deeper, but left unsaid it does no one any good. Let your voice be heard. Don’t be afraid. Someone, somewhere, may need to hear from you.