Before I begin this blog post, I just want to take the time to thank those who left a sweet comment on the previous blog post. I was honestly afraid I was going to get so much hate for the things I said in it. There are no words I can say to describe how thankful I am for the positivity that came out of that blog post! Thank you so much for reaching out to me and for leaving the most sweetest comments on that blog post! If you haven’t read that blog post, I encourage you to read it here.
It seems like all of my life I have either been asked, “Why are you so shy?” and being told that I am shy. The thing is that I try my best to keep my thoughts to myself because I don’t want to offend anyone, so I rather just please people instead.
I honestly don’t consider myself as someone who is shy and I really don’t like being called that. The word, “shy” doesn’t define who I am as an individual. I used to sit back and just stay quiet, but I don’t want to do that anymore. I used to worry about what other people might think of me if I did speak up and use my voice.
I did that before that last blog post went up. I was so proud of myself because it took me many, many hours to complete and I was constantly checking my word choice and changing different things because I know it’s such a sensitive topic to be talking about and everyone has a different perspective on the way they view things.
I had so much anxiety leading up to posting what I posted last Friday because I didn’t want to get any hate comments and I felt like I was the only one who viewed the situation this way. I felt like maybe I was doing something wrong. I prayed to God to lead me and the topic about racism was placed so heavy on my heart, it still is and everything that I said in that blog post truly came from my heart.
I even felt like my voice was being muted – it’s ironic that when I want to say something, some people just don’t want to hear what I have to say, especially when I finally have the courage to speak up.
I leaned on God through all of this and I’m so thankful I haven’t had any hate comments on that blog post. I knew I needed to speak out about racism and I also thought if other people see me speak up, then they will also have the courage to speak up also.
The thing is we shouldn’t be afraid to speak up and do what is right. Who cares what other people might think! We shouldn’t even let that stop us from saying what comes from our heart even when so many other people are speaking out about this entire situation. Everyone is putting how they feel out there and even Facebook is so toxic right now!
I truly believe that those who seem like they are shy are the ones who has so many things to say, but are afraid to say them. They worry too much about how other people will feel.
If you have been called shy by other people or you are afraid to speak up, especially for other people, don’t be because you are going to regret it one day if you say nothing at all.
We all have something God gave us to share with the entire world. He all gave us voices to speak up and when we all do this, we will be making a difference in the world. We are all so different and that is why God created us that way. We all don’t have the same skin color, religion, culture, talents, personalities, and so much more that are different. Each of you are so unique and I pray you know that you’re not meant to be a copy of someone else, God didn’t create you that way!
What you have, there is a possibility that I don’t have what you have. You see, everyone has something different they can contribute to making the world so much better. I pray that 2020 is the turning point of changing the world for the better and maybe this is what we needed. Maybe this is what helps us to open our eyes and make us realize that not everyone gets treated the same way we do.
We weren’t created to stay silent and if we all do, then nothing is going to be done about whatever it is.
Even if you are afraid, speak up
Even if your shakes while speaking, you are still making a difference and you are still speaking up
Even if you wonder about what people will think about you, still speak up
Even if someone tried to silence your voice, still speak up
Even if you don’t know if it’s right or wrong, still speak up
When you do speak up, you will give others hope that not everyone sees exactly the same way and your words will inspire others to do the same.
We need to always speak up for what is right no matter what anyone might think.
We shouldn’t be afraid of speaking up.
When we use our voice, we are wanting the world to have a better future. We all deserve better. The world will be so much better once we realize that we need God more than ever and He will not only start to heal us, but also the entire world.
When you find the time, please listen to “Remember” by Riley Clemmons.
“They say don’t speak so you scream in silence
The words that you really mean on the inside fighting
There’s never been a door the truth can’t break down
There’s never been a leaf that love can’t turn round
So show them who you are, are, are
‘Cause the Maker of the stars
He don’t make mistakes, He just make art
Don’t you go and paint over your scars
Remember who you are, are
Remember who you are, are
You’re more than what they say
You’re beautiful and brave
Remember who you are, are”
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