Meet and greet at church is the worst two minutes of an introvert’s life
Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can’t see it. So quietly submit to be painted — i.e., keep fulfilling all the obvious duties of your station (you really know quite well enough what they are!), asking forgiveness for each failure and then leaving it alone. You are in the right way. Walk — don’t keep on looking at it.
A biblical understanding of the Christian life is not ‘let go and let God,’ it’s ‘trust God and get going.’
God loves the weak. He oftentimes saves and uses the weak to shame the strong. See, God loves weakness. In our culture, we hate it. That’s a huge problem. Do you understand? It’s a huge problem for us to despise weakness like we do. We don’t want to be seen as weak. No, brother, be seen as weak. God’s power flows most vividly and most powerfully through the weak vessels.
Faith is not a feeling; it is a choice against our feelings, sometimes every feeling in our being, to believe the revelation of God in Jesus Christ.