Living Bravely

I second guess myself.

A lot.

Too much. 

I worry about what people will think of me. 

Often.

Okay. All of the time.

I constantly stress when friends ignore me...

Or seem to be ignoring me. 

Even if they really are not.

Are they mad at me?

I didn't do anything.

I try to shrug it off. 

But, then I still stress about it. 

It's incredibly frustrating.  

I'm pretty quiet about my opinions. 

But if you lived with me you'd know I'm extremely opinionated. 

I'm stubborn.

I'm always right.

Even when I'm not. 

Which I usually am right in case you were wondering.

I'm tired of living in the shadows. I'm tired of breaking out in stress acne because I'm worried about what people think of me. I'm tired of second guessing my choices especially when my decisions are always drenched in a ton of daily prayer. I'm tired of living curled up in my comfy hole. 

Why be scared to step out into this world bravely when God has my back? When God is at my side? When He will lead me where He wants me to go? 

I'm constantly at war with myself because I'm an introvert but would love to possess some, but not all extroverted traits. I do like some of my introvert inspired traits. 

I want to speak boldly and let people hear what I have to say without worrying about drenching my favorite shirt in sweat. 

I want to not care what people think because I am the way I am. I want to be able to tell people that if they can't deal with who I am then move on because there are many other people in this world who will love me for who I am now even when I am at my worst. 

I want to shine brightly for Him and I can't do that hiding in my comfy hole all alone. 

I want to spread happiness, love and encouragement.

I want to be brave. 

I want to live bravely especially for God but also for myself. 

I'm sure that many have heard the song Brave by Sara Bareilles. 

It inspires me and encourages me every single time I hear it because I want those words to be my own. 

Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won't do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don't you tell them the truth?

In the end isn't spreading the Truth what we should be aiming to do?

Shouldn't we want to let His light in and allow us to show the world how brave we can be? 

I can't do that by not letting others see myself for who I am in Him. 

God gave me words to speak for a reason. He has a plan to use me for His good. 

Don't be scared to use your words. Don't be scared to speak out for yourself and especially do not be afraid to speak out for Him. 

A little doodle I did myself. :)

2 comments

  1. This is my favorite thing you have ever written.

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    1. Thanks Katie! It is one of my favorites as well. God sure inspires me while I am writing. I had no idea where this piece was going until it was finished. :) So glad you love it too!

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