Hate public functions? Try to avoid them, hide in a corner if you are forced into attendance?
Think of how you feel when you are ‘out there.’ That is exactly how everyone else feels, but they are just pretending harder then you are!!
Ask God for courage. Put on the brave face, quake in the midriff if you must, but just do it… even afraid… and you will be wonderfully surprised at the results. After all… God says…
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. (Isaiah 41:10, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, we fear so much when we need fear nothing! Remind us that you are with us in all our scary places. Amen