Let’s talk about…talking.

You are altogether beautiful, my darling, there is no flaw in you

Songs of songs 4:7 [NIV]

Hello! I haven’t written anything since last year so, Happy new year to you all and I hope you are all doing well! 

Let’s talk about, talking. 

Talking is such a huge thing to us humans and sometimes we don’t even realise how important it is to just pick up the phone, call or text someone or anything that involves talking to another human being. It is extremely important for us to get that social connection with people and be able to just have a friendly face check in on how we are doing. 

For me talking is the best thing I can recommend to anyone who is going through a time of struggle, sadness, let down and anything that we feel, whether that be good or bad, there is nothing like talking to someone that will help us feel a small percentage better.  

I always used to have a worry that I would be a burden when talking to people, I would get myself increasingly more down and my mental health would decrease. I would always move further away from my faith, friends, family, and anyone that would hold out a hand to help. When in reality God had placed these people in my life to help me, love me, and allow me to be able to confide in these people when the going got tough and I wasn’t able to rely on myself to get out of the mental state I had been in.

Here are some of my main reasons to talk and why it is important.

1). Removes the stigma of not talking

By talking on a regular basis we then remove any false feelings we have of feeling like we are not worthy enough to be heard by those who we consider important to us.

2) Helps us to understand our own feelings and improves Mental Health. 

Talking opens up the conversation for us and someone else to come forward and talk about anything they could be secretly dealing with or they could have great advice and help remove any problems you could have. 1 in 4 people you meet will have some sort of Mental Health problems remember to be kind to yourself and others.

3) Starts many conversations. 

I have met so many new Christians and people without a faith through talking and sharing experiences that I have had with my mental health. I have also been fortunate enough to listen to other people’s experiences of where they have fallen and with the help of God and others, have gotten up and started to create amazing things with their lives, whether that is finding their carer path or starting a completely new life with Christ.

Go out of your way and start a new conversation with someone it could help them in ways you might not believe, and could open so many doors for you too. 

4) Builds a stronger connection with God and those around you.

God is our father, He is the righteous one, the one who is our soldier when we feel we cannot fight anymore, He is our light when things go dark and most importantly He is the Father who will forever hold our hands when we feel like we are drowning in a sea of worries and let down.

With God, His ears are always open, He is a man of now, tomorrow, and every single day after that. You should cast all your worries on God, let Him hear your good, bad, and everything in between.

I strongly encourage you today to pray to God to break down your walls, insecurities, and anything else you feel you need to let out. Talk to people, don’t be so hard on yourself, and remember you have made it this far and that is something you should be proud of.

Psalm 17: 6-7 [NIV]

‘I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.’

Give it all to God. 

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Beth will be starting university in September, studying Primary Education. She is super excited about the future and what God has in store for her over the next coming years.

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