Good morning, friends,
If you’re not great in social settings, you’re not the only one. I recently attended a wedding with my husband, everything was great until he left me (for good reason) for about 10 minutes in a circle of about seven people. They were all talking about sports and traveling, and there I was, just hoping my husband would come back so he could do the talking. I smiled and laughed at some of their comments; they directed questions at me, to which I didn’t have much of a response except that I wasn’t a huge sports girl.
I realized I didn’t quite fit in their talking habits, and so my natural instinct is to just patiently be quiet and let others do the talking. You see, one of my fears is rejection. If I say something, I wonder, will it sound stupid to them? As crazy as it sounds, I thought my 26-year-old self was over this feeling, but apparently, my inner eighth-grade girl comes out from time to time. I was deeply reminded of Isaiah and fell short of it.
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.” —Isaiah 54:4
But, as the Bible tells us, courage doesn’t have to mean overcoming your fears.
Read the full article at https://www.christianmingle.com/believe/conquering-your-fears/#gFsxvPTMcTJqeHmR.99
I hope you’re encouraged today!