Overcoming my fears through faith in God – Teny Li

This month, I was very active in applying for suitable part time/summer jobs. I did this mostly by searching up job postings on Craigslist and then going to the shop to hand in my resume. I am a person who likes to stick within my little world because I feel comfortable with the things and people I am used to. For example, when I was young, I refused to go to the library on my own unless my mom went with me due to my fears. The thought of venturing out into the world around me seemed very scary and intimidating, because as an extremely self- conscious person, I didn’t want people I newly meet to have the wrong impression of me.

During this period of time, I also experienced great pressure from my family to find a job, which gave me a lot of stress and anxiety. But what helped me overcome these challenges is my faith for God. I prayed a lot for my self and as a result, I experienced strength, peace and confidence to apply for jobs. Not only that, but this helped me to take more initiative to share in the meetings because it helped me to overcome my fears around people.