The Lord has given you a voice. It’s your own voice—not another’s. And the voice, this heartbeat the Almighty has placed within you was not put there only to be silenced.
Some may say, “Her? She has a voice? She has a value to share…to impact her world? Who is she anyway?”
Others might say, “Well, I knew her when and why would God choose her? It makes no sense to me.”
Your enemy would add, “They’re right, you know. You don’t have this and you don’t have that and you failed here and why would you suddenly become a success? Some things never change! You should just stay home!”
Another would reason, “Why would you express your voice now? Why can’t you be content with the blessings God has given you? Why stretch yourself? You’ve earned a vacation. Relax. Let others carry the torch.”
The legalist tells you, “We cannot accept your radical voice. You need to be professional and dignified. You overzealous love for God just doesn’t fit our criterion. Tradition must be adhered to.”
All these critics make a demand for your silence. Their aim is to leave you condemned and belittled. Their condescending tones of unlawful authority assert they know better than you.
Beloved, these are not messengers from God. Only the Almighty has given you a passion—given you your voice. No naysayer has the right to steal your heart and cancel your destiny. Step into the light. Be not ashamed of your voice.
For the Daughters of the King
From her wilderness the daughter of the Most High
Lifted her voice and sang without restraints
The clear, sweet melody from her heart
Stretched forth to the heavens
It’s message pure and vibrant, strong and with purpose
It is the song of a soul set free—a soul long kept silent
Now making its way before the throne of God
Securing its home in the hearts of men
And those who sat in darkness have been refreshed by her song
For the weary souls whose steps were bound, hope is re-kindled
One, coming out of the wilderness leaned upon the arm of her Beloved
Without shame she lifted her voice
“The Lord has put a new song in my mouth…even praise unto my God
Many will see it and fear God.” (Psalm 40:3)