My Friends Complain that I’m too Shy. They Think I Should Go Out Drinking With Them. What Should I do?
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If you want a personality makeover, drinking will do that for you. Some shy people become the life of the party once they get drunk. Others try to kill themselves.
If you are really in search of a personality makeover, read Ephesians 5:18,“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.” When you come under the influence of either alcohol or the Holy Spirit, you will act differently. You may not know how alcohol will make you act, but you do know how the Holy Spirit will make you act—just like Jesus. Instead of giving in to your friends’ pressure to drink, give in to the Spirit’s promptings in your life. Let Him control you, lead you and empower you. Your friends will be shocked to see the new you.
Taken from The Teenage Q&A Book, pg. 78