Have you ever been new and trying to meet people? I am there right now. I went to a Bible study this morning and I still felt uneasy. There were different people at my table this week than last week and it was hard for me to open up with them. It would have been better to have had the same people from last week, but I believe God is trying to stretch me and teach me and open doors with more of the people in the group. I talk to a few people, but I still feel uneasy and I am not quite sure how I fit yet. Hopefully that will change.
In the evening I am going to a small group and it completely put me at ease right from the start. I have no idea why I feel more at ease at the second one, but I do. I think it might be that I am not sure if I am readily accepted at the morning Bible Study, but I know I am accepted by everyone in the evening one. It is amazing how much the unconditional acceptance changes your outlook and helps you to open up and relax. Hopefully as time goes on I will feel more at ease with the morning Bible Study. I think part of it is that I need to start opening up to people a bit more in the morning one, so that they will feel more comfortable with me as well.
My verse for today is Psalm 92:1 "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High." I am thankful to God for both of these groups. I am learning so much about myself and God through these groups. Whether I feel a bit uneasy or not, I have found that I am still getting a lot out of both groups and I look forward to all that God has in store for me this fall. I am so thankful to God for His many blessings in my life.
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