My friend Shelby posted this on her blog yesterday. I thought it was awesome, and so reassuring!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
He Gives Me Strength When I Am Weak
Lately, I have been struggling with putting all of my faith in God. It is so easy to forget that He alone can be my strength and sustenance. When I learned a little over a week ago that I would be giving a speech in class today, I immediately became nervous. Public speaking is, without a doubt, my biggest fear. No amount of practice in English class and Law Academy (including debate competitions) has ever helped me to overcome this fear. The knowledge that I will stand up at that podium and freeze is what has come to create my fear in the first place...I have a fear of fear. My family constantly reminds me that God can take away my fear, but I have never really been able to fully believe that. So, leading up to this speech, I vowed to put my full faith in Him. I knew that, if I relied on Him, my speech would be easy. It was extremely hard to just have faith. As I got into class today, I was not completely without fear. When it was my turn to give my speech, I was surprised with how much easier it seemed than usual. That is not to say that it was without flaw, but it was definitely better. I know that this improvement was only achieved through Him, and believe that, over time, my fear will disappear. So, I urge you to also try and hand all of your worries over to Him.