Not long ago, I had the opportunity to hear myself on a recording of a meeting I had helped lead. It’s been a long time since I had heard my voice in that way, and I cringed, as I always have. I’ve always thought everyone else sounded exactly like their recordings, but didn’t want to believe that I did, too, for it was really bad to me. I’m not talking about the southern accent or the alto tone. It’s the sound the whole package makes. Ugh!
Not long after I had experienced this, I was in prayer and heard, in my spirit, the most wonderful thing from my most wonderful Father! He said, “I like your voice.” Wow! God likes my voice! If He likes it, who am I to dislike it?! After all, He created me in His image. I’m always praying to see people the way He sees them. I guess He wanted to remind me that I need to see myself the way He sees me, as well. I can’t tell you how freeing this simple revelation is.
I don’t know any Bible verses that talk about God liking my voice, but there are those that remind me of how much He loves and delights in me, and that’s what I’m reminded of in His simple statement of approval. While you read these verses, think about how much He loves and even likes the you He created. Then, purpose to think of yourself and those things you see as bad about yourself the way God does. As you begin to grasp this truth for yourself, you will be better able to think of others in the same way, and that’s what it’s all about.
Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.” AMP
Song of Solomon 2:4 “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near him].” AMP