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“Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the Earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before God with joyful songs.”
Make a commitment with God to get out of your shell – others need you, and want, what you have to offer.
C. S. Lewis once said, “The great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as if it were our last but planning as though our world might last 100 years.”
Some of the greatest people that I have ever known used to be shrinking violets. Overlooked by others, and invisible, they kept to themselves and wondered why others didn’t treat them better. They had to overcome these tendencies – and they did.
These people had to force themselves to get out of their shell. This is not an easy thing to do – removing one’s self from their comfort zone. But their comfort zone can often be a very lonely, isolated place.
People need us, people want to like us – but we have to be a friend first – before we can expect friends.
Are you living a life triumphant that God has promised can be yours? Or are you a spiritual shrinking violet?
As you ponder that question, consider this: God does not intend for you to live a life that is merely mediocre.
And God doesn’t want you to hide the light God has placed within you.
God wants you to “Let your light so shine before humans, that they may see your good works and glorify your God in heaven.”
In short, God wants you to live a triumphant life so that others might know what it means to be a child of God.
Self-isolation is a formed habit, just as putting oneself “out there” is also a formed habit. The better life is found in the latter. If you want success in this world it is mostly found in the latter.
People must discover you, they have to find you, to know that you are there.
I have had to overcome my shyness. People think that I’m a natural extrovert, but that is not true, it has been something that I have worked hard on with God’s daily help. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
Daily life should be a triumphant celebration. Daily life should be an exercise of smiling and laughing with others in pure spiritual joy. Daily life should be a continual sharing with others. Daily life should reflect your thanksgiving and praise continually.
Join the celebration today. Live in a way that you, and others, can see God’s light coming through you, so that they too may join the celebration.
To continue this important process, I highly recommend the book “How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie (available through Amazon.com or your local bookstore.)
POSITIVE DAILY PRAYER:
Dear God, I come to You today with a different type of prayer.
Please help me to get out of my shell.
Help me to reflect to others kindness, a loving nature, and accessibility.
Help me to no longer place invisible blocks of receptivity around me.
I pray that others can always reach my friendliness.
I pray for new friends.
I am willing to become a friend first.
I am willing to reach out.
With Your help I no longer place invisible barricades and barriers around myself.
I pray for courage, and I pray for the continual will, on a daily basis, to become a people person.
I pray that I’m touchable, reachable, communicative, and friendly – always.
In Jesus Christ’s name … Amen
POSITIVE DAILY AFFIRMATION:
I’m touchable, reachable, communicative, and friendly.
POSITIVE DAILY QUOTE:
“Whatever the need, whatever the goal, turn within in prayer to the power of God.”
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