We all have them. Especially girls. Frankly, we seem to actually have more of them. I know when I have them I feel like I’ve ruined it for all of the other young women out there who have worked so hard to prove that they’re confident and capable.
Today we’re talking about awkward moments that threaten to destroy your confidence. Here are a few of my classic moments:
1. Driving over the curb while pulling away from the car mechanic where the walls of the building were made of glass so everyone and their mother saw
2.Talking about how dreamy the voice of the guy was who took our order at a restaurant drive-thru only to have him say “thank you” since he was still listening through the intercom from inside the restaurant
3. Having the woman ask which ballot I wanted when I showed up to vote at my state’s primary elections and I thought she meant what color ballot instead of what political party ballot I wanted
4. Riding in the elevator for longer than necessary because I forgot to press a button
5. Pressing the button on the elevator three different times only for it to reject my command
6. Nervously giggling in an elevator when someone tries to make small talk but there’s not enough time to actually finish your response before they need to get out again
7. Elevators in general … they make for lots of awkward moments
8. Holding up my garage door opener and clicking it when turning the corner while driving instead of using the turn signal
There’s really no spiritual lesson behind today’s blog — it’s just meant to serve as a light-hearted encouragement to anyone who feels like they can’t seem to make it through a day, let alone a week, without an awkward moment creeping up that threatens to destroy your confidence. Whether you’re able to laugh at yourself or these recurring awkward moments are really causing you to struggle with your self-esteem, let me assure you, the Lord finds you perfect in who you are.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex, your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! Psalm 139:13-18 (NLT).