(Proverbs 25:7 KJV) For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
I tend to be an introvert. I have grown to like e-mails because I don’t need to talk to people to communicate. I can function in a social setting. I can carry on a conversation. I can stand in front of a group and talk. I prefer to sit in a corner with a good book. When I read this verse I cringe inside because this is a situation that hits home.
As an introvert I also have an exaggerated fear of rejection. I have a friend and we have dinner together on occasion. I am always amazed that he is willing to be seen in public with me because he has always been part of the in crowd and I have been one of the “oh, him” crowd. I don’t need to be reminded of this. Maybe you do. If so, take it to heart.
So? Let others lift you up. Leave your horn at home so you don’t toot it. If you are an extrovert this rejection might not bother you but think about your children.