Stepping OutSunday, February 19, 2012
The game got me thinking about how little we actually know each other. I am fairly new to the community, but still, I felt a bit of emptiness inside when I realized how difficult it can be as we get older to make friends. When I was younger, I was a bit shy, but with my childish exuberance was always able to work through it. Now, as an adult, my shyness is fleeting, but sometimes I still feel something holding me back. I looked around the room that night and thought that there must be other women like myself, who long for friendship, but find it difficult to attain. Is it fear that keeps us from stepping out and opening our hearts to others? Even though God’s word tells us time and time again to “fear not” for He is with us, I think that for many, the fear of rejection or judgment overpowers our longing for meaningful relationships. As a result, we miss out on many of the blessings God wants us to enjoy. But we need to remember that the Lord will strengthen us and give us courage. He will be with us wherever we go.
Stepping out and trusting Him,
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