I am a very candid and timid person.
However God has always replaced my doubt with faith when I turn to Him.
Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
As silly as it is one of the coolest moments of breakthrough for me was participating in worship services. I was terrified of dancing and singing in public. My friend can attest that no matter how hard we tried – even though we loved every moment of the concerts we went to -we just couldn’t dance in public. Our eyes would shift awkwardly from each other, starting to blush, secretly hoping the other one would start dancing first or that everyone else in the crowd would suddenly appear blind folded so we could privately dance and belt out a tune away from disapproving eyes. What held us back was a fear of criticism and for a while I couldn’t worship in church due to the same fear.
I was able to confide this to someone close to me. She was able to speak truth into my life that I was being, as an introvert, too self focused in this area. If I was really walking in faith, worship is about my relationship with God and that’s what really matters.
God changed this CAN’T into a CAN. He changed what seemed impossible for me to do into something that is possible and brings me great joy.
I am content to sing and sway for the sake of my soul, for the sake of worshiping my God, and not being afraid to do so because it is Him I serve and my heart longs to worship. He is irresistible as He draws me closer to Himself during worship.
Although the world may seem judgmental and scary at times Scripture says:
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Where is God calling you to be vulnerable so He can meet you and exceed your expectations in that place?
Jesus died and rose from the grave to prove that He can conquer all things and loves us beyond measure. Since God is all powerful he can break any addiction, lie or hindrance that stands in the way of being close to Him.
Put your faith in Him today.