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All I Know is, I’m Not Meant to be Silent

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I’m not meant to be silent…

I'm not meant to be silent

How many of you know that a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step? Over the past year I’d been challenging myself to be more open to speaking more and guess what…I have. It’s always good to focus on your strengths vs trying to build your weaknesses but this was one area of my life that I couldn’t continue to allow to stay the same.

It’s time to speak up about things you don’t feel comfortable about. It’s time to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone and its time to get rid of the nice girl image and refuse to be silent. Use wisdom in all things but life is too short to care and not tell someone, to dream and not push yourself to achieve it, and to feel as if you are stuck and not do anything about it.

If you are ready for change, If you are ready for a shift it starts with refusing to remain the same.

This post is inspired byย Tori Kelly’s song, “Silent” (video below)

Now Tori talks about moving from a place in her song, but sometimes that place isn’t a physical location but its a mindset. Decide that there’s nothing left for you if you stick around in that same place and space in time.

2 Corinthians 8:11 –11ย Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

I’m ready now, it’s time
And leave my fear behind
My dreams are loud and my heart’s wide awake
And all I know is I’m not meant to be silent

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Monica
    January 15, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Mellissa, thank you so much for this post. I was just asked for advice and tips on starting a blog. I thought hard about it because I only just started 6 months ago, I wanted to give the best advice I could. I told a soon to be fellow blogger to find her voice, write her heart out, and never stop! Because the words she has to write could may be what someone needs. Your post really helped me. It was what I needed and where I am in my life right now. I just needed to say thank you Mellissa, thank you so much!

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      SheSmiles
      January 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      You gave her wonderful advice. Sometimes its hard to find your voice as a new blogger because you see so many others out there, but the person that beams through those posts will be what people are most drawn by. Her words will be what someone needs. Thank you so much Monica!

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    Meagan Williams
    March 14, 2016 at 12:59 am

    This is deep and I needed to read it. I am just now starting to speak on what I believe in and not thinking about what people will say or think about me. Steeping out on faith and not fear will take me where I need to be.

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    Meagan Williams
    March 14, 2016 at 1:00 am

    This is deep and I needed to read it. I am just now starting to speak on what I believe in and not thinking about what people will say or think about me. Stepping out on faith and not fear will take me where I need to be.

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