Have you ever been in the presence of someone being bullied?
That cringy feeling washes over you. That feeling of “I want to do something, but what do I do?” To me, a feeling of utter helplessness.
I’d like to say that I’ve always spoken up. That I’ve always put myself in the middle. That I’ve always defended that person who–in that moment–didn’t haven’t a voice
But, I’d be lying.
I’ve backed down. I’ve said nothing. I’ve done nothing.
For far too long.
I saw this scripture today.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
~Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT
And, it solidified something in me.
That my voice matters. That what I say can make an impact in the lives of so many. Though I’m definitely not famous, my voice can be heard too.
And, so can yours.
So, speak out today. Where do you see injustice in this world? Say. It.
I will, too.
And, we will be the voice. For the mute. For the destitute. (As are mentioned in other translations of the scripture.)
For “those being crushed.”
Who will you be a voice for today? Is it a group of people? A person? An organization? The church? Let’s be a voice and shout it out in the comments below! We’ve got to start somewhere. Today’s our day!
2 thoughts on “Speaking Up”
I’m a very passive person so I am definitely guilty of not speaking up especially when I was younger. I’m a lot more open now and tend to speak out when I feel something needs to be said.
I know for me, maturity has a lot to do with it. When I was younger I cared more about what people thought of me. I didn’t want to rock the boat. Now, I’m that person standing up in the boat sloshing it from side to side. 🤣