As a kid, I've always experienced being pushed to my limits and I hated that.
I hated it when my dad would tell me to do something in front of a lotta people. I just hated being in the front doing something I always thought was ridiculous and embarrassing.
Until my early teenage years, I had the same thought until I started joining the worship team at our church. Wait.. What? The introvert Hannah would be involved in things like that? Yeah I didn't know what came to mind and I just did that. Well maybe, that was my calling. Maybe God just called me to step out. And there's where the word comfort zone ever became familiar to me. Sometimes, when we are too focused on hiding ourselves from people, staying where we are the kings or queens of our own world, we forget that there's a world out there who needs us. That's the reality; we can never just hide in that dark corner and wait for something extravagant to happen.
That life-changing moment when I realized yeah, my dad was right when he told me to never EVER be ashamed of facing people. I used to tell my dad "you have that confidence because you used to join singing competitions before" and he would always reply that you don't have to be in front of people to be confident. "Just be who you are whether they accept you or not".
Life is short. In fact, too short to just hide or something. God requires us to
stand out, to get out and do something for Him. He didn't die so we could fit in with everyone in this world. We are to let our light shine and flavor this world like salt does in food. That's where and when the magic happens!
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough.
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!
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