Thursday, October 25, 2012

Trust Me



Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word VOICE here.

Five Minute Friday


My voice started out so small. Fighting the tears that were right at the edge. 
Could I share this part of me? 
Would anyone even understand? 
It would mean me taking off the mask that I had worked so hard to get into place. 
I would have to let down my guard and let these women in. 
What if that part of me changed the way they felt about me? 
Could I handle the rejection? 
All these thoughts running through my head. I had to do it. I had to step out so that they could too. I couldn't ask them to share their lives if I wasn't willing to do the same. 

I had to trust to be trusted. 
So I fought the fear and trusted His voice that was saying...trust me. 

I cleared my throat and started again.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,

and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

47 comments:

  1. "Fighting the tears that were right at the edge.
    Could I share this part of me?" Oh this feeling! This is so near and dear to my heart. So grateful to God for His gifting of the written word. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanking Him with you friend! Blessings!

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  2. Oh this is why we're kindred. we are so small without Him to amplify us...for His glory.
    I hear Him through you loud and clear, friend!
    thanks for raising your voice. . .
    love and hugs to you!

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    1. Yes praying that we can make much of Him together sweet friend! Love you much! Blessings!

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  3. Oh this is why we're kindred. we are so small without Him to amplify us...for His glory.
    I hear Him through you loud and clear, friend!
    thanks for raising your voice. . .
    love and hugs to you!

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  4. I had to trust to be trusted...oh yes...learning this too...blessings to you~

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  5. Yes, fight that fear with *trust.* Thank you!

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    1. And what a weapon that trust in Him is! Blessings!

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  6. Thank you for fighting the fear, trusting Him, and sharing your voice...lovely, Wendy :)

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    1. Thank you so much Dolly! You are such an encouragement to me! Blessings!

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  7. Your voice rings loud and clear with me. I've had these same thoughts, the fear of not being enough, not being heard. Thank you for lifting your voice for all to hear!

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    1. Oh Barbie...love that we can lift our voices together friend! Blessings!

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  8. Taking off the mask is BRAVE! You go girl. Thank you for sharing and be blessed:)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer for your sweet words of encouragement! Blessings!

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  9. Well said! It's so very difficult to take off the mask in front of other women and truly put your heart out there. It can be a blessing!

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    1. Thanks Susan! The real blessing was the trust that I received that night as the women shared their hearts. Blessings friend!

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  10. Removing that mask is terribly difficult! I know...I'm there now...
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Praying for you today friend. Blessings!

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  11. You had me with your title! Yes, we must trust to take off those masks. But it's a good thing to do.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It is a good thing for sure. Blessings!

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  12. This sentence is so me! "It would mean me taking off the mask that I had worked so hard to get into place.” So worth it though. Love this!

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    1. Thanks Monica! It is worth is. The transparency in those moments...priceless. Blessings!

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  13. This is very brave. Putting away the mask. Vulnerability can be scary but necessary, as you point out here, to establish trust. Great post!

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    1. Thank you so much Angel! Blessings!

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  14. Simply powerfully Beautiful! Let the masks fall... be brave - the reward is a truer you - and a larger heart that beats for Him... and for them! (and that, my friend, you already possess!)

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    1. Thank you so much friend for your sweet words of encouragement! Blessings!

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  15. Your voice is always music to me, Wendy!

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    1. Thank you so much sweet friend! Blessings!

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  16. Wendy, oh my goodness gracious. I felt the emotion of this. All women deal with this. Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone. Thank you for all the times you've visited. You bless.

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    1. Oh Nacole you are so not alone in this. What I have found in sharing this is that there so many of us that feel the same way. Blessings friend!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this. I think many women will be able to relate to this feeling you shared. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Rebekah! Blessings to you as well!

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  18. Wow I completely relate; this was beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing you! :)

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    1. Thank you Heather! It is so good to know that others feel this way too. Blessings!

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  19. double wow.....this really is beautiful. Your honest open sharing touches something in me. thank you.

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  20. So many ideas came to mind while reading your post, Wendy. I'll just keep it short and post one: why do we so often question and second our voice and revealing our voice, when it's the most accurate portrayal of who we are? Like you said, if we want others to reveal theirs, we have to take that step too.

    Blessings to you :)

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    1. I can only tell you that for me I listened way too much to what others said to me which has silenced my voice for way too long. I learned to hide in the silence. God is doing a work in me about that a lot lately and I am just so thankful for His grace. Blessings friend!

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