Friday, October 10, 2014

I Spoke Up

Day 10 in the Write 31 Days challenge. Click here to learn more and to see other 31 Day posts.

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"Everyone knows that I was the good girl

I did my best to make everyone happy with me

But then I found out that it was impossible to please the whole crowd

So I spoke up

And I spoke out

I learned that love don't hold its tongue

And passion doesn't bow to what they think
It's You and me
Sometimes it's painful to be brave
To look fear in the face and know your name
To find your strength"

        These are the lyrics of Steffany Gretzingers song I Spoke Up. The first time I hear these lyric, I cried. I honestly did because they touched my heart so much. 
        If you don't know me, I've always be the "good girl". I've always tried to please everybody. My family, my friends, and even the people I didn't know. And to this day I still try to please everyone around me and get there approval. I want to make everyone happy and I want them to like me. But like Steffany said in her song; "its impossible to please the whole crowd". In this past year especially, I'm becoming coming to learn that. There are times that I've been in tears because there are things I'm truly passionate about that I want to pursue but other people want me to pursue something different. Or there are two people I love so much but they both want something different, and I can't decided who to please. How can you choose one other the other?
        This doesn't have to be this way though. What I've learned, and I'm still learning, is that you only have to please God. No one else. Not even your family or closest loved one. Passion doesn't bow to what they all think. Its just you and God. 
        Sometimes, God matches up what He wants and what your family or loved one wants so you all can agree. But not always… and when that happens… always follow God. His will for you will appear for you the more and more you pray and read His Word. All you have to do is earnestly ask with all your heart. Sometimes is can be as simple as, "Jesus, please help me. What do you want me to do, what way should I follow. Whats Your plan and will for me?".  
        I know sometimes it's "painful to be brave" and "to look fear in the face" but God will always be there for you and always have your hand on you. Even when it doesn't feel like it. You have just to have faith.

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