I have a certain reserve. It is rather paradoxical because I am assertive and confident in some areas of my life. Put me in the Board Room to make a compelling business case and I will nail it. Let me lead a meeting and I will come away with 100% of my objectives met. My reserve is in interpersonal matters. I fall back on my instinctive reserve and withhold myself. A couple points on my reserve:
- My reserve is rooted in insecurity I trace back to the acne I had when I was a teenager.
- I have come to understand that my reserve is at odds with God’s command to love one another. God does not withhold Himself from me no matter what I do or how I disappoint Him.
My intent is to develop these points in an upcoming blog post. Both points are part of the story of my health and spiritual journeys.