Re: Scared of church
Good morning friend. I'm sorry to hear that you had a rough time with meeting people at church. I wish I could say that everyone at church will always go out of their way to make you feel welcome but I've felt like the odd-man-out some places I've went as well.
This may sound weird, but this is how God made me comfortable around other people when I used to feel ignored and alone: I talked to them! I stopped waiting for someone to come up and greet me and started walking around with a big smile (even as the new guy) and greeting the others in the church, asking how they were doing and just making a little get-to-know-you-type small talk. With a little consistency, the people who once walked past me now seek me out to let me know how they are doing. Why? Because I made sure they knew I cared!
When I prayed about how I was being ignored, God showed me that I am not the only person on earth who is shy around new people, they were shy also!
I really hope this helps. If you need someone to talk to, you’ll find many friends here.
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