Friday, March 30, 2007

Spirit of Fear!

I had a neighbor approach me the other day, and she said that her husband was very encourage about what I'd discuss on a local television show that I host along with my husband. My husband and I were talking about shyness, and how it could almost cripple a person from reaching their destiny! My neighbor had stated that her husband "struggled with shyness, and watching the show gave him a little more confidence to express himself".

You know as a shy person you could have the thought pattern talking loudly inside your head of what you want to say! But to communicate those words into volume is another matter. There is a struggle with shy people second guessing themselves about what to say to individuals or in a social setting! And sometimes they don't know if they are speaking the proper language, and you'll constantly critiquing your words inside your mind. Saying things to yourself like "was that the right words", "did I paraphrase the sentence right", and "boy did that sound dumb"! And sometimes to avoid thinking that you maybe sounding like an idiot you just shut down.

Here are few symptoms associated with shyness, some experience nervousness, intimidation, embarrassment, speaking up for themselves, and encountering situations they themselves don't have the power to talk themselves out of...!

But I believe gifts are poured into to shy people, as well as others! And I believe people that are shy hold the key to their success! I believe shy people are great listeners, analytical, caring, artistic, and articular! I always felt that quite, shy people were achievers, they did mind their own business, never speaking ill of anyone. Never a bully, but was bullied constantly! I use to hear these words from people all the time "you've better watch them quite ones"! Yes, watch the quite ones excel in life, and become what God has created them to be!

I personally think back to when I was shy! I believe I was delivered from shyness when I allow myself to speak out! I tore down the walls of intimidation, nervousness, and embarrassment. And my husband stated "how he was amazed at how much I have come out of my shell". I do thank God, that I was not bad as some shy people. I was quite, and very observant! I did speak when I was spoken to, and it took awhile for me to gain the confidence of people. When I think back, I did have a lot friends, for being so quite, but I think I knew inside that God had a plan for my life, and I could not let shyness control my plan!

In a spiritual prospective shyness is a fear, and one scripture that comes to mind, that helped me heal was the following:

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind".

About the author: Evelyn J. Johnson, is a television host, radio show host, deacon's wife, pastor daugther, wife, mother, sister, speaker, writer, and singer! And Evelyn is walking in her purpose and destiny that God has pour inside of her.
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Evelyn is reaching out to all women to empower, encourage, and to motivate all women spiritually! There is a gift in all of us! God has saw to that when he created us, before he placed us inside of our mother's womb.