Sometimes we can fall into the trap of comparison and forget our own unique voice.
Finding (and then retaining) our unique voice as a solo creative entrepreneur (and well, just as a human being), is very challenging.
I was walking Mia (our little dog) this morning and had a heavy heart. You know that sinking feeling? That feeling where you get a little scared and wonder if you're good enough, talented enough, clever enough, everything enough? Well, that was me this morning until...
...I heard bird song.
I literally stood for a few minutes in the middle of the footpath (with Mia staring up at me) and just listened.
I paused and listened to what God might want to tell me.
And you know what, looking up I realised each bird had a unique voice.
Their unique song and it got me thinking...
Firstly, this realisation was a gift from my heavenly Father and I slowly let it drip down into my waiting, aching heart.
We all have our unique song and no one else can sing it for us. Yours will look and sound different to mine and that's okay. We can all be heard - just as I listened to the very different voices of the crazy geese, the tiny wren and the beautiful blue tit. It was a beautiful moment of realisation. It's okay. It's okay to be different - in fact, we're made to be.
So my message to you dearest is this...
It's okay to have a quiet voice. A voice that doesn't make too much noise over everyone else because there's still Someone (and someone) who's always listening.
You don't have to have it all planned out. You don't have to rehearse because your voice is just that - YOUR voice. Your unique creativity will pour out of you come what may, also long as you let it.
Be kind to yourself.
Hold your unique voice carefully to your heart and let it sing.
Your creativity/soul is just like that tiny little wren - making exquisite music and singing it's little heart out and once I tuned in, there was no mistaking it.
Embrace your unique voice and don't give in to the cacophony, all around you.
Stay true and remember to listen to Him.