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Rediscovering My Voice, Part 1

" Faith is the confidence that we hope for will actually happen; it gives us the assurance about things we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1

For as long as I can remember I seem to have had overbearing friends in my life.  They did most of the decision making for me and I would go along with their plan.  I didn't express my opinion with them because I was scared that they would reject me for my difference of opinion.  I did however express myself to those I felt safe with.  For example, my older sister even though she and I fought a lot she always had my back if there was anybody bullying me she was always there to protect me.  She used her confidence, her voice, and intimidation to keep those mean, scary people away. Another person was my mom, she was nurturing and loving.  She encouraged my independence, she welcomed my opinions and my voice was heard.  When the overbearing people in my life seemed to out weigh my safe people I began to quiet my voice even around those I love…