To my podcast clients and podcast hosts out there, your voice matters.
I want you to know you are seen.
The things you have walked through, they matter.
The process and progress you have made are beautiful.
You have a story to tell.
You have YOUR story to tell.
Your voice matters.
Your voice carries with it healing, encouragement, breakthrough for someone else.
One of the ways God will use your voice is in your podcast. It is scary to put yourself out there. For sure.
But in the end, your brave step into something you know in the pit of your stomach and in your spirit you are called to do, is the power that will open up someone else’s journey where they are stuck.
Your voice is powerful.
Your voice is speaking Truth and Life into the world that is hurting.
You are your Creator’s proudest joy. And with a Father who is proud of you, you can boldly share your experience.
So, I say to the person who is doubting if you have anything to bring to the table, yes you do. For the woman who has been told they are too much or not enough, your voice is valuable. For the person who says, But there are so many others already out there doing what I want to do, YOUR version absolutely matters.
To the woman who sits quietly and hides, your voice is beyond powerful.
To the person who has believed the lie that your voice is annoying, nothing could be further from the truth.
You see, the enemy likes to distort that which we are destined to hold. Redeem your voice by taking a step of faith into the stories we are meant to share.
When we rise up and use our voice, we choose to become seen. And we offer hope. And that takes courage. But it’s worth it. Even if it is for the one.
Remember this, especially if you are a Kingdom Daughter- you were made for such a time as this and you speaking up allows others to be seen, heard, and known. You belong in this arena as Brene Brown says.
“If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I am not interested in or open to your feedback. There are a million cheap seats in the world today filled with people who will never be brave with their own lives, but will spend every ounce of energy they have hurling advice and judgement at those of us trying to dare greatly. Their only contributions are criticism, cynicism, and fear-mongering. If you’re criticizing from a place where you’re not also putting yourself on the line, I’m not interested in your feedback.”– Brene Brown, Daring Greatly
You are made to share and overcome fear.
We are called to love deeply. And part of that is pressing record, sharing your heart/journey/hope/healing.
Don’t let fear stop you from bursting out of your quiet.
Be brave. Be bold and be seen and heard. It is so worth it. Your voice matters.
-Your Podcast Coach, Kristin Fields Chadwick
(This post was a transcript from Wholistic Podcasting Episode 9) To listen to more Wholistic Podcasting episodes, head here.
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