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!

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