Your Voice Is Important

Your Voice Is Important

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When you’re an average, ordinary person like me, it’s easy to feel discouraged. Other people seem to do great things, like write best-selling novels or start a ministry that raises thousands and thousands of dollars for a worthy cause.

In contrast, my efforts at making a difference in the world seem minuscule. Like maybe no one would care if I never finished my novel, or quit writing my blog, or stopped volunteering at the library.

Do you ever feel that way?

The next time you feel discouraged because your efforts seem too small to matter, think about a choir.

Each one of us in a member. Each of us adds our own voice. Even if our voice isn’t the loudest or the purest, even if no one in the audience can single us out from the rest, our voice is still important. (If you’re voice is anything like mine, most of those notes are wavery and a tad off-key, but it’s OK.)

Because a choir is made up of many voices. The blending of all those voices is what gives a choir its richness and its power. Each member sings his or her part, and together those weak individual voices become something greater.

In the same way, we each use our own small voice to sing our own small part in the choir of God’s kingdom. It may feel like no one hears. It may seem like we are too small and insignificant to make a difference, but don’t believe it. You are a vital part of God’s choir.

So sing your own part with joy and faith.

The world needs the notes only you can sing.

About Lisa Betz

Lisa Betz writes from an empty nest perched on a wooded Pennsylvania hillside. When not volunteering at the church or library, she blogs about intentional living and writes historical mysteries.


  1. Thanks for this reminder, Lisa. Especially as a writer, it’s easy to wonder if my voice matters and if anyone would notice if it slipped quietly away. But when God has called us to do something, it always matters, even if it feels small.

  2. Good analogy, Lisa. And an important reminder to all of us … we all have our place and purpose here, our own specific parts to play at God’s direction.

  3. Just because our part feels small to us doesn’t mean it’s small in God’s kingdom. Who knows how our small voice will impact someone else. Even if we’re just whispering to the person in the choir beside us 🙂

  4. You ARE an extraordinary person. And your point about all of our effects adding up is so spot on. We are all needed in God’s world. 🙂

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