Happy Anniversary Blog!

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I just received notification from WordPress that this blog is one year old today.  Wow!  How time flies….  The experience has been good and sometimes not so good.  But it’s has been very therapeutic because I opened this blog in a time when I needed some spiritual refuge and I found it.

By the time I opened this blog, I had recently stopped visiting the church I had been a member for over 2 years and I felt like a little sheep who wanted a place to worship but couldn’t go back to where I had been because I felt that something was missing and I wasn’t being spiritually nurtured like I needed to be.  Even though having a blog can never substitute the experience of worshiping God in a temple with a congregation; it was therapeutic for me to let out most of my ramblings and thoughts about life, this spiritual journey, about meeting new friends, having new experiences and sharing life’s lessons with some readers.

In this year, I have been blessed with a new place where I can worship God freely; I am still learning about life, people, God’s work in people and yes, love too.  God is far from finishing His work in me, but the truth is that I’m expectant for what’s going to happen next.

I also have to share that the devil is really, really mad with some stuff that I’ve posted in this past year….yeah, I will make another post further on to explain about that situation in particular.  But I’m comforted that if the devil is mad; that means that what I’m doing here is really, really good.

I thank God for every little experience and inspiration He has given me this past year. Thanks to those who have been following this blog, posting comments and liking my posts during this year.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts and caring for these ramblings and rants.  I pray that you are all blessed each day of your lives until Jesus comes back again.

Second year of searching….here we come!

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Shyness

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I’ve been reading a little bit about shy people.  I got curious because someone I know expressed to me that he is shy.  A person who is shy is afraid of rejection.  We might believe that everybody is afraid of being rejected.  But I’ve known people who can handle rejection much better than others.  Those people are rejected but they keep insisting.  I honestly admire them.  If you’re one of those people who are persistent at the face of rejection; I take off my hat to you.  Thanks to bold people, empires have been built. Wow,  I wish I was like people who are persistent and bold.

But I’m not like that, unfortunately.  I have my grade of shyness and sometimes I’ve dared to be bold.  But it hasn’t worked all the time.  That gets me frustrated and many, many times I’ve desisted to pursue a goal.  I’ve wondered many times:”what if I should have done that?  What if I should have said that?”  Doesn’t this happen to you too?

Could our personalities change so that we can be bolder?  I think it can.  But we have to change the way we think and that’s not an easy task.  God told Joshua “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land.”  Joshua 1:6

God likes people who are brave.  But does that mean that he doesn’t like people who are not?  No, it doesn’t mean that.  God loves us all.  That’s why He gives us His Holy Spirit to help us develop the courage that we need to achieve our goals.

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

We are full of the Spirit of God and His Spirit will help us be brave.  We just have to let Him take over our fears, insecurities and frustrations.  We can be brave, strong and courageous like Joshua.  We just have to remember Who is inside of us transforming our shyness into courage.  Until next time, God bless you!