Silencing the Voice of "Can't"
Julianna Morlet is the girl behind the lifestyle blog, The Girl That Sings. Her blog is focused on her journey as a homemade singer, writer, speaker. If she could sum up who she is in one sentence it'd be, "A visionary idealist who wishes to conquer the world before her 25th birthday." She is the eldest of six children, and is being well-seasoned and fashioned by this life. From sexual abuse, to a blended family, to a baby sister with leukemia, to college in the mid-west and her journey as a homemade singer and worship leader, she has been led to a faith in God that cannot be shaken. You can find her at juliannamorlet.com, Facebook, and Twitter.
- 2012 Jul 12
For all the voices of encouragement and motivation, there is a counter-voice. She says things like, You can't do that, That's too tough, Too much work, You're not good enough, Someone else can do it better. But she's lying to you! She seems right, with her confident voice and her intense glare into your eyes down to your soul. She's seems strong and convincing, but she's falsely standing.
You can push her down with one action: Movement. A single step toward that pencil, paintbrush, microphone or dance floor and she will fall. She will collapse because that's as far as she got. Intimidation was her entire game plan, and once that dissipated, she has to scramble for something more. Backbiting, division, anything that will distract your determination. Your urgency.
Her voice will get louder, sharper, meaner, but with every escalation, you rise as well, with strength, bravery and beauty.
If you, if I, keep moving with confidence and courage in our steps, her voice will fade and soon, be silenced.
You will take away her foundation to thrive by doing what she told you you could not do. Now, do it again.