We live in a day when there are more people around us saying we can’t do it, we can’t make it or or we are not worth it, than we have an “amen corner” clapping for us and giving encouragement along the way. But that does not give us an excuse to slip into the shadows and become invisible.
Feeling as if I were invisible has been a problem for me in the recent past. Did you notice I said “feeling as if….”? That was a revelation for me as I discovered the power of my voice. Sometimes my voice is audible to others and other times it is only audible to me .
I believe that is the key. My internal voice is either telling me I’m visible or invisible. When I feel invisible it is because I’m allowing my internal voice to convince me of that. It is easier to
blame others for our problems than to grab hold of the wheel and change what needs changing within.
I decided to set out on a journey to find out why what people said and did around me made me feel invisible. That journey took me to the place where I realized that the my internal voice was short-circuiting the power within me. My power laid dormant while I sat comfortably ppartaking of the cocktail of self pity.
When I recalibrated my internal voice so that it was encouraging, positive and deliberate, I eventually found my external voice became audible to those I worked with and associated with.
There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.” Even if one does not consider himself or herself to be a believer of the Bible, this verse has so much truth in it.
What we tell ourselves will either liberate the power within or it will bind and gag it and render it useless. It is up to us to unleash that power.