They hold you back from really amazing things God could have in store for you. And when you let 'em go, you wonder what took you so long and what you were so scared of in the first place.
Today's CUW (Campbell University Worship) was, as the campus minister called it, a "town hall meeting." They wanted to know helpful ideas people had about how they could make CUW better (i.e. no saying they should get rid of CUW, because they won't) and what we as students wanted to get out of it. I personally think that was really cool of them. Because this is my last semester of CUW, I thought it would be a bit rude and selfish of me to say anything, but I thought it was nice to see people actually participating. I was kind of amazed at how many people had ideas and suggestions.
Well, it actually inspired an idea in me. Some people said they wanted more testimonies from fellow students instead of just outside adults. That was actually my idea, too. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I should volunteer to share my story next semester. Part of me wants to, and part of me was instantly nervous about the idea.
Then, I thought, that maybe that was part of God's point behind. He puts us in uncomfortable situations all the time just so we can serve Him better. And if I can help someone else with things they struggle with, the way other people have helped me with mine, then any nerves I have about the situation won't matter.
So now, I basically just really hope that the email I sent volunteering gets a "yes" response! :)
For someone who is structured and thrives on plans and is NOT spontaneous like me, this is pretty big.