Me writing about building muscle is probably not a good start to this.
Have you seen me? Most of my meals are handed to me through my car window, and I look like a lower case “b” with a head. But I have really, really built some muscle, and like the ads in magazines say, “You can too!”
No one ever called me shy. They called me painfully shy. In many ways, it was paralyzing to my life. Oh, I was funny, but I wasn’t fun. I was too scared and self-conscious to act on the desires of my heart. Too shy to thank a service person for their sacrifice, too shy to say to people what was in my spirit just bursting to get out.
Then, one day, in my prayer time, there came one of the few times I got close enough to God for Him to speak back to my prayer. It was just four words, four words I’ve hung onto, four words that changed me … “Let the Warmth Out.”
I started with baby steps, and every time I took a small chance, I was building that muscle, so tomorrow I won’t have to be what I was yesterday.
Shy people, sign up! Go to KLOVE.COM and join us for the 30 Days of Encouragement. Start building that muscle.
Let the warmth out.
It was a lot of years of fear, and I am so happy and thankful that I can finish well!