January 13, 2014

Brave Enough

  
There are moments in life where we find ourselves asking the question “Am I brave enough? Brave enough to stand, brave enough to speak or brave enough to take the next step?”


  I know I have asked those questions within myself, many times. I seem to have many of those moments, more often, as I start stepping into a new chapter in my life. When I started this blog I kpet telling myself that I am not brave enough to do something new. With the help & faith of my family, friends and Heavenly help I was reminded that I can be brave enough. Here I am 6 years later, living the dream. It has been a journey to being brave enough to share my Silent Moments. Over the years I have become brave enough to speak in front of large groups, walk on my own and brave enough to leave what I knew behind for two years to serve a mission for my church. All these things, at some point in my life, used to scare me and sound terrifying.

  Being brave does not come overnight or in a blink of an eye. At least it is not like that for me. Rather, it was a process, a journey and day by day I would get more brave to keep trying. Pretty soon the brave comes through and you're climbing a mountain you have never climbed before. There were many times I did not want to wear my Cochlear Implant because I simply felt different and was worried what others might think. At a young age I was taught that I needed to be brave despite what others say or think. I run into many youth who come home from school or a party and take their hearing aids or cochlear implants off and say “I am never wearing them again!”. In these cases they often get unkind words or simply looks because they look “different”. Therefore they lose confidence in who they are and think they are not brave enough to keep trying. This has happened in my life and I still have those feelings even at my age.  I then remind myself that I am brave enough to keep living my dream despite what the world tells me.

 As I have spent countless nights thinking about this I came across a song titled “Brave” by Hilary Weeks. I felt to share the words of the song with you today as it share what’s in my heart.


Brave by Hilary Weeks


"There are moments you feel it and you know
Something amazing is happening within your soul
And nothing can hold back what’s inside you


Let it move you, let it lead your heart
Don’t be afraid to let yourself believe in who you are
‘Cause today you’re gonna be


Brave
You are brave
Let your brave come through
Let it define you
You are meant to be brave


Get your shoes, grab your courage, open the door
Your’re about to see a you you’ve never seen before
And Heaven will be there beside you
In the moments when the wall seems way too high
Trust your instincts, breath, then start to climb
Cause you have always been


Brave
You are brave
Let your brave come through
Let it define you
You are meant to be brave


Brave when you think you can’t
Strong when you have fallen
Brave, brave
Bold enough to stand and be


Brave
You are brave
Let your brave come through
Let it define you
You are meant to be brave


There are moments when you feel it and you know
Something amazing is happening within your soul
And nothing can hold back what’s inside you"


I pray that we will all be brave enough to reach our dreams. Whatever it may be...you are brave enough!