Saturday, January 17, 2009

I am a work in progress

On a more serious note than usual. Last night I attended a Ladies Night Out at our church. Two women who I have attended church with for some time shared personal stories about their lives and I was FLOORED. I have to admit I was ashamed that after knowing of these people for some time, I have never taken the time to TRULY get to KNOW them. I know more about some of you in BLOG world than I do about those I see on a regular basis.

I admit I have always had a hard time "making friends". I've always been too concerned about appearances and what others thought of me. Blogging takes away that fear. In Blog world, it doesn't matter.

What I am more wondering, is how do I translate that to face-to-face? I am praying for Boldness. I am praying for courage. It is definitely time to sacrifice some inhibitions and fears.

I did meet a woman recently that I spent some time with last night. It wasn't typical "just met you" conversation. We talked about our propensity to worry. We talked about relying on God. We talked about things that truly matter.

I made one of my goals this year to truly get to know others around me.

I am praying that this is the start of something BIG! I am excited.


Live.Love.Eat said...

It's true, we usually don't know much about those around us. I guess that's why they also say never judge when someone is agitated or frustrated because you never know what they are dealing with. Good luck with your new goal!!!!

Heather said...

What a great goal! It is very different on the computer than face to face. Although I still find the internet to be like high school some days...

Megan said...

I have a hard time approaching people, too. I need someone by my side to even appear to be a little bit bold. Good luck with your goal this year. =)

And thanks for visiting!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I think we all struggle with this sometimes. It's so hard to reach outside yourself when you're actually face to face. I think this whole blogging thing will help you to be more comfortable being bold. I loved this post.. what a brave goal to have!

YKDWhat? said...

Just stopping by to say have a Wonderful Sunday!