January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

The first time I built something in the garage at our apartment it wasn’t that great. It was a wobbly cart made from cheap scrap wood in the clearance section at menards. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I knew it was something I needed so I put the effort into making it happen. This last month, almost a year and a half later, I finished a bed frame, headboard, and matching nightstands. In between these two were countless projects where I was just trying to learn. I wanted to get better. I wanted to do more. I made 3 of those wobbly carts. Each one getting a little better. I made a table, and tried making chairs, and bought a ton of crap wood just to practice on. The first project was rough, but with time and practice, I love doing it now.

If you’re not really good at talking to people, you can’t expect to just make that happen overnight. It takes time, it takes practice.

Maybe you tried really hard with week and ended up in a few uncomfortable situations. Those aren’t failures. They’ve victories. You aren’t a conversational picasso but you made progress. You got some practice in. It may never come as fluid to you as it does for those who are less shy and introverted, but you can do this. You can be the kind of person that God uses to engage.