About a week ago my neighbors invited me to attend church with them. I told them yes only because I felt like I was put on the spot, I really had no intention of going. However, to my surprise, on Sunday morning I made the decision to go. I thought that it would be a good opportunity to meet new people, and test my social skills. Plus, I've been telling myself that I want to start attending church, so this was really the perfect opportunity for me. When I arrived they started introducing me to a ton of people. I haven't small talked so much in my life. Surprisingly I wasn't nervous at all. I was too busy feeling extremely proud of myself for putting myself out there. The minister was motivational, and everyone was genuinely kind and welcoming. I walked out of church feeling the most positive I've felt in a long time. I'm really looking forward to putting myself out there more, no matter how afraid I am.
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)