Of intimidating people

God wants me to have a spirit of power and a sound mind in this situation.’ I repeat that to myself, and consciously focus on the words in that verse.“When I allow myself to be comforted by, and draw power from, these words, I think more clearly – ‘of a sound mind.’ Then I see that there is a task God has prepared for me in this situation, and it’s not to be afraid. These people are in my life so that I can learn something about myself and cleanse myself, or so I can bless and help them, or both.”“Another verse that has been a powerful weapon for me is:1 John .“I came to realize that it was ridiculous that I can’t be around certain people because their personality intimidates me. Now I can go into those same situations, and when I’m tempted to be afraid or overwhelmed, I strengthen myself with that verse. God has the same care for this person as He does for me.”“So whoever I’m with, I don’t need to be afraid. Fear often comes because I seek other people’s honor, I want them to think well of me, but like the verse in John says: Since then, I’ve come into situations where I’ve actually thought, ‘Why was I scared of this person?

’ Now I can actually do things with them, and say things, to be a blessing. Help me be a blessing.’ I can overcome my fears and have it good with people, even though our personalities don’t naturally click.

I am encouraged that my battles can be winning battles too!

But think not it is by way of menace, or to intimidate you to favour me.

Hopefully this answer isn't too unsatisfying, but I think in these cases the way to feel more comfortable around these people is to face your fear and just get more used to talking to them.

Trying to analyze your intimidation away probably won't do a ton.

When he found him incorruptible by his favours, he tried to intimidate him.

Some socially awkward types have the problem of being a bit too uneasy around certain types of people.

In his private mind he judged Urquhart of trying to intimidate him.Sure, this is important, but the question in my mind is, do they know it can be a winning battle? But she tells me there’s been a battle she has had to fight to be able to be this way around everyone.“My whole body was shaking,” Karen says. I knew this was something I needed to do, but really, I felt like just curling up into a fetal position.“I was afraid.“I had just started a new job, and part of what the job entailed was dealing with some people with overpoweringly strong personalities and who seemed extremely straightforward and tactless.“I knew it wasn’t God’s mind that I should let myself be pushed around, intimidated, and afraid of people. She is easy to talk to and comfortable to be around.Some people come across as snobby and judgmental without intending to as well.A lot of employees are intimidated by their managers, or students by their professors.

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