In my most recent Anchor podcast I talk about finding our own unique voice in life. I explore some of the helps and hindrances we tend to encounter when faced with the development of our own unique self-expression. Our unique voice largely involves how we view the world and ourselves, especially as connected to our perceptions and beliefs. However, even deeper than this, there is the idea of our core, or true identity, and I explore how this identity is ideally formed as we grow and develop into who God created us to be. I look at the idea that as our identity is shaped in God, and as we are able to perceive just how much God loves us, we are able to express ourselves with more and more freedom and strength. Conversely, if we feel that what we have to say is unwanted or unwelcome, or if we feel criticized or judged when we try to express our voice, we can find that we are profoundly hindered from self-expression and that we even shut down entirely at times. We each have our own unique perspective and contribution to make and so no matter how many others might explore a topic, each person will be unique in how they perceive that topic! Each expression is valuable just as each person God has created is valuable and irreplaceable. I go into more depth in the podcast if this subject sounds interesting to you! I mentioned it in the Welcome of my blog, but I want to mention it here again for anyone who might be interested in a deeper exploration of finding your own unique voice. My Anchor podcast is called Real Talk with your host Sonja, and it can also be found on the castbox app in the google playstore. I truly hope you will be encouraged and inspired as you listen, especially if you are thinking of stepping out into any new endeavors and sharing your own unique voice with the world!
C. S. Lewis –
“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of – for to have been born in God’s thought and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.”