One thing I have learned over the years, through Holy Spirit, is to embrace my shyness. I was created different and shyness is a part of who I am. Like anything in life. Our weaknesses can either remain our weakness or become one of our strengths. Shy people have something that most people don't. We have characteristics which are embedded within us.
Strengths which arise from being shy.
1. Cautious thinking. Being shy gives you opportune time to think things through. It helps you to think before you speak on most occasions.
2. Discernment of spirit. Shy people have a great range of discernment. Due to our ability to observe people; it allows an unbiased look into the intentions of others.
3. Meekness: Our shyness can sometimes allow people to feel peaceful around us.
4. Trustworthy: Being shy gives off the persona that we are trustworthy. People feel confident around us.
5. Over comers: Shy people have an overwhelming strength to overcome situations in life. It gives them an ability to fight against the unusual circumstances.
Obviously if I did not embrace my shyness and overcome the weak points of it then I would still be in a shell. If you do not embrace how God has made you then you will never be able to overcome your weaknesses.
Someone once said "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."
Scripture is clear that we have the power of God within us to overcome any weakness in our life. The Lord desires to make our weaknesses into strengths.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he told me: "My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak." So I will brag even more about my weaknesses in order that Christ's power will live in me. (10) Therefore, I accept weakness, mistreatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties suffered for Christ. It's clear that when I'm weak, I'm strong.
Once we embrace our weakness and turn them over to the Lord ; then we will see true freedom in our lives.