There are times when God opens a door you were never even expecting to walk through, but it becomes so wide open so unexpectedly that you simply say “sure!” and take the next step. That happened to me two weeks ago, and you can read all about it here.

Each Monday this month I’m sharing my words, truly His words, about using your voice to change the world. It’s an honor to be the Alabama woman blogger of the month, and how absolutely crazy and ALL GOD is it that the theme this month fits so perfectly with the power of story – what I am head over heels in love with?

This week I’ve written on something I believe we all wonder at some point.

Do I even have a voice?

I’ve asked some tough questions and looked at it from a few angles. Join me? I would so love to hear your thoughts on this.


What do you do when you don’t want to share your story?

What happens when you don’t believe your story is powerful?

What can you say if you don’t believe you have a voice?

Before you can use your one voice to change the world, you have to believe that you have a voice to begin with. And then? Then you have to believe it has the power to do something, change something, and impact someone.

What you’ve experienced gives you a voice and is your tool to change the world around you, whether you tear it down or build it up.

The choice is yours.

It’s not a question of if you have a voice – it’s a matter of what you’ll do with that voice.

The words you say and the things you do – they can shape someone and change the outcome of many situations. When you speak life and encouragement to your friends, you’re lifting them up. When you sit down for coffee or invite someone into your real, un-Pinterest life, you’re opening the door for honest conversation and strengthened relationships.

What you say and what you do – this is your voice. Your actions are telling a story, the story of your life.

What do you want it to say?

If you could use your voice for one thing, what would it be?

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