Thursday, June 20, 2013

A letter to survivors

Your past doesn't hold your value and your worth was never stolen it was just temporarily hidden from your view. Even though you walked through hell if you listen carefully you will hear a beating heart, because no matter how hard they life tried, it couldn't destroy that or take it from you. You are here in this world for a purpose and your strength is that of so very few. Your life, story and courage inspires me.  If there was only one thing I could tell you to remember, it would be, your voice and story does matter and you are crazy loved. Your life is powerful probably more than you can imagine or dream up today. So as you sit reading this, I pray for strength and courage to surround your heart and that your worth will be evident and transparent for you to see. I don't know you or your story but I know your struggles and the lies you have been taught to believe. The ones that have been on repeat your entire life running wild in your head. I am so sorry so much was taken from you and your worth temporarily hidden from view but, you are amazing and that is completely true. I always knew I had more to give but playing small was a safer way for me to live. So I chose to play it safe and keep people at arms length, it worked but was I living? I thought so, until one day when a complete stranger spoke truth into my soul.  What she said that day changed my life. She spoke truth and value in a way my heart could hear. Her courage changed me and it is scary to think where I would be if she would not have chosen to love and speak such powerful words of truth over me. what an injustice that would be to live your life holding so tightly to the gifts God has given you to use in this world because of fear. We all have gifts and talents and not using them to make this world better is heartbreaking to say the least. I need what you have to give, the world needs you to chose to live . If I could look you in the eyes, my three words to you would be, " You have Worth".  I pray you see that today because the world is waiting for what you have to offer.