I know that Heavenly Father knows me well and WANTS me to be happy! A couple days after my last post, I got a call from someone at church asking me to speak that next Sunday, she said that I kept coming to her mind. I was TERRIFIED! I hadn't spoken in church since I was a TWEEN! But you know me, I can't say no. I agreed and my anxiety was through the roof for a week straight! I kept thinking of excuses to get out of it, but talked myself out of each one. Then Sunday came.
I was so nervous. And emotional. And worried. Blah.
I spoke on the struggles I have on serving in the ward and letting people Serve me. I told them a story about a lady in my ward who served me a few years ago and how she cried and comforted me during such a hard time in my life. I was so emotional during my talk, but not because of nerves, but because the spirit was helping me through it. He helped me through the whole talk and I felt him so strongly!
After my talk was over and we all went into another room for refreshments, I felt so LOVED! So, SO many people came up to me and thanked me for my talk and for sharing. People were not only nice to me, but they went out of their way to talk to me, to support me! I even got invited to Girl's Night!
I believe that Heavenly Father putting me into that stressful situation helped me get out of my box. I got to share a little about me with others and they reciprocated! I'm actually really relieved that I could share a little bit into my personal life with these people. I truly believe this was God answering on of my prayers. I'm glad that God didn't just randomly get me a friend, I'm glad he made me put in the effort and face my fears. He blessed me and strengthened my testimony in him and in the power of prayer.
I felt really loved this last sunday and I'm so thankful!