Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Are You Shy2
As a young child in school, my face would turn beet red when ever I was called on by the teacher.I respected adult leadership almost to the point of being afraid to speak out.
My shyness extended into High School, and I wanted an A in Geometry, but my teacher informed the class that she only gave A's to those who would raise their hands and explain the answer to the problem we had that day.I did my best, but in her opinion it was not good enough, and she gave me a B+ on my report card.
The next day, I called my teacher to my desk and quietly but outright told her that I deserved an A and she was in error to give me less.For “shy me” that was risky business.
As far as I knew, no one else complained, but my words flustered her a bit.She told me to speak up more which I did, and at the end of the semester she relented and gave me an A as my final grade.
I have outgrown my shyness, and with God’s help I am no longer afraid to speak out.
Usually I have found it best to delay and not to speak in haste or in anger.Often I wait until God says, NOW, usually the next day.While waiting I ask our Lord, what exactly should I say?
The Holy Spirit begins to formulate a plan of words and when I follow the script that He gives to me, and there is no offence.
One or two Sundays a month I share one of my very short stories with a message at my church, and I aim to express them as I am led.One recent Sunday, my story may have been considered unusual to some, but as I finished all I could see were smiles.
My hope is that the needed words are heard and received in their spirit.
If you are shy, just ask God, “What do I say next?”He will give you His words to say.