Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Friday, December 5, 2014
True Story - Are you Shy?
I will Speak Out, What You Tell me to Say
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new format. I will be telling one of my
true stories here.
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Are You Shy?
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
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.
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